Adult Fun!

Before you become alarmed – this is strictly PG-rated stuff, nothing beyond, despite what the title may bring forth in your imaginations.

As many of you know, I’m nineteen years old. Young by any standards. I’ll never claim to have more life experience than I have, but I also know that I’m relatively mature and that I’ve changed greatly over the last few years of puberty, just as any teenager does. One of the things that constantly strikes me these days is the difference between what I consider “fun” today and what I considered “fun” years ago.

There are, of course, the obvious things: when I was little, I’d enjoy mundane things like riding the bus or going up and down an escalator. Today the things that thrill me are expensive [like snowboarding] or things that I know won’t thrill me forever but that do now because they’re new to me [like driving].

But the thing that really makes me pause in amazement is the way I spend time with friends. While once upon a time we’d all enjoy just sitting around on a grassy knoll and exchanging jokes, now we like to actually do things together. Now we enjoy doing things that I considered to be “grown-up stuff” when I was little: we go to cafes, go out to dinner, go see movies often, go to museums, attend festivals. It’s astounding to me how different a simple thing like talking with a friend can be when one does it with a cheery cafe in the background or around a dinner table. There’s no real reason I can see for the change in pattern – it all boils down to the same thing, spending time with friends – but it’s a welcome and enjoyable change, nevertheless.

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5 thoughts on “Adult Fun!

  1. I guess that getting older comes with the advantage of having more freedom and mobility. Being able to drive sure does change things and you’re able to become more your own person.

  2. You something crazy, Em . . . you’ll find as you get older those things which once delighted you when younger will return as old friends again in later years.

    Enjoy this time, as well you should :^)

  3. chloe says:

    should i stop reading this entry if i got disappointed at “Before you become alarmed – this is strictly PG-rated stuff”
    lol
    😦

    i didnt expect you to be 19 sweetie! you seem so wise & mature, i’ll say it again.. why can’t we be friends in real life 😦
    xxoo

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