I think the biggest change I made on my 18th B-day was that I decided I wasn't going to rely on my parents as much. Not to say that I was completely dependent. At least compared to my brothers, I was always a little more free roaming from my parents. But it finally hit me that eventually I would have to support myself. So I quit asking for money to go to the movies and such.
It wasn't something that came to me that day in particular, I guess, but something I realized right around that time. Any of this failing to make sense, go smoke a cigar. Everyone knows that cigarettes are for sissies.
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I had the first occasion today when I really felt like an adult since I turned 18 and graduated six months ago.
I went to pick up my friend to hang out--since she and I are both home for Thanksgiving. I've always had issues with her dad--he's not a nice fellow, not a great father, and an awful boss (I used to work for him, and he's the only boss I've ever had I truly despised).
Today I saw him and while I dislike him, I didn't feel . . . I dunno, nervous or something around him like I usually did. I felt like I was on equal footing. I was taking his daughter out, and there was no power he really had in any sense. I'm no longer working for him and she's financially independent, so while I always tiptoed about him because he's . . mercurial, now I don't see myself or my time with my best friend at his mercy. We are adults. We are independent. And there's the end of it.
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When I turned 18, I had come down with a nasty head cold, so I spent the day watching movies and eating cake. I never did get around to buying porn and/or cigarettes - nor a stripper, nor a lottery ticket, nor a tattoo.