Will I ever grow up?
I’m 19 with high functioning autism, ADHD, ODD and a mood disorder. I have a very addictive personality and i get attached to things easily. I’m at the point of my life where I don’t want to become an adult. On the outside I seem like a normal teen but really I’m just a child. At times I act childish and wish I was still a kid. I still sleep with my baby blanket and I’m really embarrassed about it. I’m trying to let go of it but I just can’t. I wish I could just grow up and stop acting like a kid. I’m so confused :(
So here’s the thing:
Adults lie to atypical kids about what adulthood is. They tell kids that being an adult means engaging in certain kids of stereotypical adulthood behaviors. It doesn’t.
First of all, you’re already an adult. People try to deny adulthood to people like you, but 19 year olds are not children. Even if they like blankets.
Being an adult is not conditional on being a stereotype of adulthood.
See this: http://xkcd.com/150/