The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59526   Message #949431
Posted By: Hayduke
09-May-03 - 12:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: When do you become a grownup? (Study)
Subject: RE: BS: When do you become a grownup? (Study)
In my 20s (many moons ago) I had already -- in roughly this order -- been married and divorced, put myself through school, and made serious inroads in my career. All of this -- positives and negatives -- were done on my own. No help. But, what did it for me -- at 29 -- was visiting my parents over dinner. Good meal, great conversation. Intelligent topics. Then it hit me:

"We're talking with each other like we're peers."

That's when I realized I was an adult.

Of course, at 45 I still have my inner child and nurture it regularly (which is why playing music is so important to me), but I knew there was no turning back.