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Posted: Monday, September 2, 2019 4:46:49 PM

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What was the experience that you had in life that made you realize that you were an adult?

Mine was when my nephew that was born 4 days after my 20th birthday was dating a woman that had 2 young sons. My nephew told me when he was watching those boys, if a difficult situation arose then he would ask himself, “What would Uncle Bob do when he was watching me and my older brother and this kind of situation happened?”

I was both flattered and a little scared that my actions were being used as a “good example”.
Posted: Saturday, September 7, 2019 6:34:22 AM

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Wedding, maybe? Which is a bit scary when you consider that I was married at 27. Or maybe it was my nephew on my wife's side being born a month after the wedding. Hell, I suppose having my own kid (33) could even qualify. I think I took a long time to transition into true adulthood.dontknow

I like to write something a little eerie or spooky for Hallowe'en every year. "Haunting" is what I went for this year.

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Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 3:23:52 AM

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After I turned eighteen, during the spring of my senior year of high school. I walked through the parking lot behind a couple of guys in my grade. They were discussing asking their parents for twenty bucks to go to the basketball game and get fast food that night.

I slid my hand into my pocket and fingered a hundred dollar bill I had earned from my full-time job the week before. I realized I wasn't dependent on my parents for money to pay for my things.
Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 8:47:43 PM

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I'd say when I realized that I had fallen in love with my future husband! I was eighteen and he was twenty and in the police academy. It hit me that he was the guy that I’d spend the rest of my life with. Got married at nineteen and never regretted a second

Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:21:42 AM

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When I got an apartment in my name only

Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:29:15 PM

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Coming out to my mom. <-- that's my adult answer.

Truthfully, I hope i never grow up! flower

Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019 2:00:41 PM

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The third part of this epic journey starts here... https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/the-long-road-home-chapter-1.aspx

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana
Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019 6:23:05 PM

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I think I am still waiting...any day now....maybe

Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:13:01 AM

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I feel I'm still struggling. Part of me will always say never. Then the other part is very happy being an adult.
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