How do you adult?

So I’m technically an adult. I’ve made enough semi ok life choices that have allowed me to live past the age of 18, I can vote, get married, join the military, sign a lease, buy a car. All things adults are allowed to do. But I don’t really feel like an adult. I live in an apartment with three roommates, I have a car, I have a job. But I’m not entirely independent. My parents, thank the great lord for them, support me financially. I have a part time job and a full time summer job but I would never make enough to pay for the things in my life. I live in a shitty apartment, with a shitty car, all of which I can’t afford on my own. The money I made at my last job over the summer was so bad that two weeks pay wouldn’t even cover my rent. We don’t even have cable because I can’t personally afford it. So, I don’t really feel like an adult. For example, yesterday my phone was stolen out of my car, and I didn’t know how to handle it, so I just sat down and cried in the parking lot. It wasn’t until what I call a more adult adult came over that I knew what to do. I can fly internationally and backpack across foreign countries, but I don’t even own checks. And honestly, it’s a little bit frightening. I am in my twenties, but I still feel 16. I have to be on my best behavior or my parents will take away my allowance, and I’m not exaggerating.  And it’s not just me, I am surrounded by people who are asking the same question as me. How do you adult? I’m pretty sure I know the answer, although it is as unsettling as figuring out what you’re going to do with the rest of your life. How do you adult? I have no idea, and I don’t think anyone else does either. No one knows what they are doing, some people are just better at faking it.


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