DP Challenge: When was the first time you really felt like a grown up (if ever)?
At the time, I never feel like a grown up. Most of the time, I’m balancing priorities and choosing between them. I do get to say that my choices have become easier with time – mostly due to my becoming respectable as time moved onward. (Pity there is no reward for using the word “time” in multiple sentences…) I see my grown up periods in retrospect. The way I handled a situation or not. I see myself as much stronger in conviction when I was younger. If you face a thief or a bully, a liar or a hypocrite – like seeing evil – you can call it out. It is when it comes calling a second or third time, cozying up with soothing words in your ear that the devil doesn’t look so evil as he/she did the first time.
Some wise elder whispered that maxim in my ear and I took it to heart and got the reputation as someone said to a friend of mine, “Oh, you call it like it is. HuntMode calls it as it is.”