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On this day, 24 years ago, I was born! It's a strange feeling, this... getting older. It's distinctly different from the feeling I got as a teenager, when I was always looking forward to my next celebration. There's no denying it now - I really am an adult. This year, for the first time, I am considered an independent in the eyes of the law (as far as my college is concerned, anyway).
Yet, I don't feel like an adult. To be honest, I'm still not sure how an adult is supposed to feel. Often times, I find myself pretending to do what I assume are mature things normal adults do. However, In my head my self-image hasn't caught up yet. It still wants to think I'm the same kid who, 8 years ago, put pencil to paper and started drawing comics for the first time while watching cartoons on TV. And I'm not sure I want that to change.
I'm happy how my life has been turning out so far, and I'm constantly thankful for the opportunities I've had. And while I know growing up is all part of the process, I think I still want to continue secretly enjoying Saturday morning cartoons and drawing comics til all hours of the night. I guess the only thing I can really do is wait and see what the future has in store for me in my next 24 years of life. So thanks for all of you aging along with me. I'll see you there. :)