My brother and I in 1970
1. My job. I'm responsible for making sure my employees are paid, bills get paid, customers pay us, seeing how profitable we are, etc... real grown up sorta stuff.
2. Being a mom. Nothing makes you feels more adult than when your own kid becomes a legal adult.
3. Paying bills. No explanation needed.
4. Owning a home. I can make it however I want and don't need to ask permission to do so.
5. My pets. I can have as many as I want and nobody can tell me otherwise. Common sense makes me stop at one dog and one cat.
6. Perspective. I was thinking yesterday how your perspective changes as you get older. The things that were important when you were in school (like fitting in) don't really matter when you become an adult. And that is a wonderful thing.
7. Learning new things. Learning is a part of everyday life especially when you're a kid. When you become a grown up you learn about things that interest you. And realize that maybe you should have paid better attention back when you were in school!
8. My hobbies. When I was younger I would never spend as much time on my hobbies. Those days were filled with being with your friends and doing teenage things. These days sitting home with my hubby and watching TV while I knit or spin is a perfect night.
9. Being married. It will be 25 years in May and some days I still feel like we are playing house together.
10. My parents. As they get older the tables are turning - I worry about them as much as they have worried about me all my life. They left my house rather late on Saturday night after the game and I was nervous about them driving in the fog and rain and made sure they texted me when they got home. Kinda like I do to my daughter.