#BEDM - 19th: the best things about being an adult
I love being an adult. I also loved being a child. I think I'm clearly content to be the age I am at the moment (invigilating exams over the past week or so has shown me, though, that I don't want to be doing my GCSEs again!). So, here are a few reasons just why I like being an adult...
- I have the freedom to do what I want, when I want. Okay, there are some limits to this, but in the main I am free to make my own decisions.
- Although sometimes this is hard - why are there so many cleaning products? What do I need? Why are there so many options?!
- I can go to bed and get up when I want. If I want to read for ages before I turn out the light, I can.
- I never have to go to school and have art or IT lessons ever again. Now, don't get me wrong, I loved my time in education (hence the long amount of time spent at university) but secondary school I wouldn't do again. Studying subjects I hated and spending time in lessons which, to me, just weren't relevant. I was so pleased when year 10 started and I was only in classes for subjects I was taking for GCSE, most of which I liked!
- I don't have many restrictions - I'm tall enough to ride all the rides at theme parks (should I wish to do so), I can buy alcohol, I can watch any film at the cinema, I have a passport and can travel the world.
- I can vote. Whilst I wouldn't say I was particularly politically informed, I do believe in the importance of voting, and as such I vote in every election I can. Women died so I could have the right to vote, and I will honour that. If you don't want to vote, that's fine, no one can make you, but if no one voted, we wouldn't get anywhere!
- I can give blood. I've wanted to give blood ever since I was little and accompanied my mum to an appointment. I liked the biscuits, the stickers, and helping people. I now give blood as often as I am able to do so (note to self: must be time to make another appointment by now). I'm of the opinion that if you're willing to accept blood or a bone marrow or organ transplant (although hopefully you'll never need them), then you should (if you are able to do so) give blood and be on the organ donor register. I signed up to them as soon as I was able to do so.
And I've always got my Brownie unit to help me relive my childhood if necessary! Odd number of children for a game requiring even teams? I'll join in!