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Growing Up Tangent


A lot of people party during their 20’s. It’s a blissful time a when you can party till 4am, wake up at 9am, go to class or to work, come home and nap, wake up and do it all again. I should clarify, when I talk about partying, I’m talking – drinking, smoking, drugs of some kind (or not), music, dancing, sex.

The thing is, as you get older, hangovers get worse. It’s not a myth, it’s a fact. But also, as you get older, you don’t want to live your day-to-day life running to the bathroom to throw up or walking around with a headache. It becomes more important that you don’t call in sick to work, that you show up on time and perform your job. As you get older you might get married and start a family, or just start a family, then you have a little person who relies on you. Life changes. Change is good.

Being an adult doesn’t mean that you have to stop hanging out with your friends. You are still allowed to have a some nights out and maybe smoke a little pot if you so chose. Growing up does not mean that you have to stop enjoying life. Your personality does not have to die with your lifestyle. BORING. In fact, I would bet anything your day-to-day life will be happier if you played with your friends more often. Or maybe you’ve got the family life going, then you just want to spend time growing a family. Grow that family, enjoy it. Even then, enjoy your friends too from time to time.

If I had to have a moral to the story, I would go with…Being grown up means something different to everyone. To me it means that I take care of myself. I put way less chemicals into my body, I hate being hung over, I work and I work hard, at both jobs. I enjoy playing with my friends, I pay my bills on time, I am starting to think of what it would mean to have a family, I want to see the world and can afford to see a little.  I save money, nieces and nephews are more important than I could ever  have imagined and I told my mom I smoke pot sometimes. I also live with a roommate, we split bills so that’s nice. I’m single and I’m  prefer it right now because I’m still trying to figure out this whole adult thing.

I think I’m doing it right. You probably are to, unless you’ve turned boring. In that case, stop that shit. You don’t have to be boring to be an adult.

That’s just my opinion.

– The Street Sage


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