I’ve just recently turned 30, and from what I’ve heard, the 30s are lit and I’m looking forward to the lit years, but in the meantime, I have to point out how inadequate of an adult I feel sometimes. I’m calling it delayed adulting syndrome: a condition in which the feeling of being an adult is delayed due to a suspended existence in your 20s of limited traditional adulting experiences.
I had the realization recently that I am only in my second year of full time work since finishing college (for the third time I might add). Although I have worked throughout all of my degrees and full time in between each one, I have two years full time since my degree but 6 years of of experience.
I don’t know, it’s weird. When my parents were my age, my dad been had a home, married, broken up and moved on. My mum had 3 of 4 kids. I have 7 plants and half of them may not live to see June. I also own nada.
It feels like more and more people my age are postponing achieving or attaining many of the markers that have typically defined adulthood. One reason is because we’re becoming more educated than our parents. I think our financial foundations also plays a role since that provides a different kind of access to resources (via the quality and level of education reviewed or the fact that you don’t have to start a financial ground zero.