You never get to the point where you think “I am the adult”, but you do get to the point where you think “I’ve dealt with this before.” The older you get, the higher and higher the percentage is of things you’ve already been through. Have you ever changed a tire? Had a flat tire? Someday, you might, and the next time it happens, you’ll know what to do, since you’ve already done it.
-My dad. I’m 24, and asked if you ever shake the feeling of not being an adult, and this was his response. Probably the most comforting thing he could have said.
Your dad is damn right.
Fuck ‘quietly’ loving myself.
Fuck practising humility around others.
Fuck not voicing my undying love.
Fuck shying away and covering up.
I WILL be ‘big headed’
I WILL be ‘vain’
I WILL be ‘shallow’ and ‘selfish’ and ‘unapproachable’.
I will fucking LOVE myself and I will scream it from the rooftops because I have spent far too long wanting to jump off them instead.