My favorite seniors from church are graduating. They’re so cute, going into their big blue lives to find out what they want to be when they grow-up. I’ve known most of them since they were around 13-14 and it’s been a pleasure to see them grow-up.
So, yesterday I was talking to one of them and she was telling me about her job hunt and then she was saying how she’d rather just stay at home and hang with her friends this summer. It hit me as kind of funny — of COURSE you’d rather just hang out and feel the joy but ALL of us have to work. It was just so funny that she was so open about it, and didn’t realize how hilarious it was.
That transition from kid to adult, it has to happen almost all at once, in that one summer. It’s amazing how all the sudden you’re worried about money, and where your next meal is coming from — things you never thought about before.
As I took my friends picture last week, large parts of me envied her. I had a GREAT freshman year. I had a really bad one too, but when I look back I only see the great fun I had, learning how to be an adult, with a bunch of friends who were also learning how to be adults. Of course, I would NEVER go back to being 18… the boy issues, not to mention college, wasn’t a super-big-fan of college (most-especially nursing school). Anyway, amazing that any of us make it through those years, and I think a large part of it has to do with how your parents taught you how to be an adult those 18 years beforehand. Hence, I know these girls are gonna be fine.
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