22:07

I am taking huge adult steps right now as a twenty-something.

One small step for mankind but one giant leap for me.

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22:57

I am safely back in my home town in the comforts of my childhood bedroom! The last few days have been manic with travelling, friends and visitors, and family gatherings.

I spent much of my long weekend catching up with people who I do not get to see for the majority of the year. I must have answered the, “So where do you work now?” question at least 15 times. Sometimes I feel like I have lost that connection with my friends and family back at home, however there are also times where it feels like I never left.

I spent Sunday afternoon through till Monday in the lovely city of Cambridge. A friend recently moved out there for work so a group of 10 went out there to visit and chill out. When we get together it reminds me of how much we have all grown, as individuals and together as a group. While some of us have moved away from our home towns, it is reassuring to see everyone growing and developing into self-sufficient adults in their own ways. It is comforting to know that my friends are doing well.

22:40

Today I realised that I have a lot of things that I need to learn about adult life. There are some things that I have never had to do on my own and I have definitely taken them for granted in the past.

Simple tasks such as cashing in a cheque and posting a parcel become so much more daunting when you have no idea what you are doing. As a twenty-something I feel like I am constantly transitioning between a child and an adult. I have a lot of ‘adult’ things to learn, and independence to gain!

21:45

Yesterday I travelled up to Aberdeen early in the morning to meet friends up for a catch up. We have been friends for a long time so it was really good to see each other again and to spend the day together.

I feel like I took another step into adulthood as we spent the afternoon in an establishment catching up over drinks. That to me has always inherently been an ‘adult’ thing.

I am thankful for good friends who stay in touch, and good friends who make time to see each other.