Saturday, March 25, 2006

Welcome to the Real World

Do you ever have those moments when the reality of your life really hits you? You know, those moments when you suddenly say "Wow, I am an adult - when did this happen." For example, the other day, my darling cousin Hannah asked why she had to do something. Without thinking I replied Because I'm the adult and I said so . As soon as the words left my mouth I wondered - when did I become my parents.

Another example :

For the past week I have been in Atlanta training with my new company. Halfway through my first day, I caught a glimpse of my reflection in a hallway mirror. The image startled me - was I really wearing the crisply pressed suit, lightly starched blouse, pantyhouse and smart looking heels. I actually looked the part of a professional and then the light went on, I am a professional now.

Somewhere in the last few months, I went to sleep as a 23-year old kid - still living the life of a college undergrad. And now I've awaken a 23-year old adult complete with career and responsibilities. Who knew it would happen?


Anonymous said...

The picture was a bit scary,huh!!!!! Welcome to the real world, however, no doubt you will be successful in whatevermcome your way. I know because you do not like to be second to anyone or anything. I think I know who taught you that trait or shall i say learned behavior. Love you 2-5