I wonder how many giddy students have tossed their flat hats to the clouds these last few weeks? Finally free! Bring on the “real world!” Free from what? Homework, grueling group projects, evening classes, early classes, iffy dorm food, obnoxious neighbors. Ok, granted, those are all very valid reasons to toss that hat as high as you can, but I am saddened by the false notion that the “real world” is freeing.
After all of the hard work of late nights writing papers and cramming, it is very freeing to look at adulthood with hope. No more late nights. I go to work and come home, right? In the evenings I relax and enjoy my life. Let’s be honest…does anyone have that life? Anyone…Bueller? Well, our to-do list may have somehow gotten filled up, but our hope doesn’t have be tossed away with all of those graded papers. Let’s not only HOPE for the life we imagined. Let’s try to live it. How do you know what you’re going after unless you identify it?
I was blessed my junior year in college to read the book “The Path” by Laurie Beth Jones. Life changing. It gave me a crash course on how to “pass” adulthood. Not just anyone’s adulthood…mine! Where do I want to go? Who do I want to be? Why am I getting out of bed in the morning? What is my purpose?
An important way to Escape Adulthood is to find the balance between living as an adult…and living the life you were meant to live. Adulthood is too short to flunk.