Yes, Megan and I are out to prove that you never really have to grow up. Case in point, when she last visited, she (30) and I (29) went bowling, stayed up late watching scary movies, made multiple trips for snow cones, spent four hours in an arcade, and roasted marshmallows in my apartment.
There’s a difference between being an adult & being a grown up. As you get older, you have adult responsibilities but that doesn’t mean you have to act like a grown up.
A few of my cousins in their 40s, in the right set of circumstances, act like teenagers while the one who’s fifteen acts like she’s 60. One of my coworkers is 24, married, and a homeowner who hosts Tupperware parties. Another is 38 with four children and she goes to karaoke with her boyfriend every Friday.
So absolutely be an adult. Be responsible. Get health insurance, do your income taxes, have a budget, pay your bills, be someone who is reliable and trustworthy but don’t ever let that stand in the way of being you, of having fun and doing what you love.
While you’re in college, study hard, learn lots, get involved, make good grades, stay focused on what you want to get out of your hard work, but every so often go for ice cream at 10 o’clock at night, have Disney sing-a-longs with your roommate while you clean for room checks, gallop to class like you’re King Arthur and Patsy, go for midnight strolls around campus with a friend and toss a beach ball while you walk, lay on blankets and pillows in a field and have pizza delivered there. Be an adult, but don’t think you have to act like a grown up. Just do good and have fun.
(And yes, all those things I mentioned in the paragraph above are really things my friends and I did at college)