Growing Up, My Thoughts As I Turn 20 Years Old

August 24th, 1999, that’s the day that I was born. That’s the day when me, Kathryn DeBois was brought into this earth. Crazy to think that was 20 years ago.

I am now 20 years old and I am growing up. I am no longer a teenager and soon I have to start paying bills. Soon I have to be completely self-reliant and not rely so much on my parents. I don’t want that. Yes, I want to be independent and free, but being an adult and on my own for real is scary.

It’s one thing to think about it when you’re a kid, thinking it will be all fun and easy because you have that ultimate freedom. It’s another thing actually living through it, going through the motions, and realizing how hard adulthood can be. Being a teenager was hard, I cannot imagine being an adult with even more responsibilities.

It’s something that I am excited and petrified for. As I embark on this new journey, I am scared to endure the challenges that will come with being in my twenties. I am excited to see where it takes me. My twenties are going to be so roaring, and they will be filled with endless adventure because that’s what I am seeking right now.

I am seeking growth and change. I am seeking to be the best version of myself and that is something that I am constantly seeking for. That’s where my core value of growth comes from, I want to be leaving my comfort zone as much as possible so I can become the best version of myself.

I want to reach for the stars and try anything that comes my way. I am far from perfect, and I will never be perfect. I will make mistakes and I will learn from these mistakes. Everything happens for a reason, and in my twenties, I hope to find out a lot of reasons.

This blog will be about just that, me growing up and flourishing into this new phase of adulthood. It will show me now from when I write this to hopefully me when I have kids and become a professional in a field. I don’t know what the future has in stock for me, and I am so eager to find out.

In my twenties I will pursue a career or multiple careers, I will live on my own, pay rent, and travel. I want to see the world, I want to experience other cultures, I want to learn about how people that don’t live in the U.S. live their lives. I hope to find a greater happiness than what I currently have.

In my twenties I hope to achieve my goals and have my dreams come true. I hope to find love; I hope to either to start planning a family or be having kids. These are all huge life milestones that have the possibility to happen in my twenties.

For everything I hope, I want them to come true, but I don’t have a plan on making sure they come true because that involves things that I cannot control. In fact, I don’t really have a plan for my twenties other than to pursue a career with whatever that entails and to grow as a person.

Here’s to turning 20, entering a new decade, and starting this blog! Let’s see how this goes...

K DeBois

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