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Well first of all I FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL, and started to get geared into working a steady job. Just as important is to make sure you do NOT get overly involved in some emotional, heavy, committed serious relationship! Give your self a chance to BE yourself, while you are still "free" and to live out some life. And when you do get involved in a relationship, for heavens sake, TAKE YOUR TIME and be extremely CAUTIOUS and let her/him know that as well, in other words, be STRAIGHT FORWARD. Dont hide anything, that is toxic. And also make sure to be very careful with WHO you decide are your friends and long time partners in life and recreation. (Stay away from trouble altogether). And SAVE some of that money out of each paycheck. And if you are wise, believe in God (while being patient and giving revelation all the time it ever needs) and go to church, but above all, believe. And dont be too worried about being able to make friends with anybody you ever choose but just as much, take those who want to be YOUR friends (as long as they are not "trouble persons" of course). And you DONT have to be "way up there in the world" in order to be worthy of respect, you dont have to be a super star, or one of the "movers and the shakers" and screw with any persons who think one has to be. Besides the point, humble people like happier. And dont forget to take a walk through the park, by yourself at least the first time so you are free to ponder over all these things.
My dear... You're doing all you need to do to prepare for adulthood. Surviving your teens.There is one thing I didn't do that I would really recommend actually. That would be to start putting money aside every month. It doesn't have to be much, 50 bucks a month would be great. But it does have to be regular all the time, without fail. I'm not sure if you're working, but seriously start this as soon as you are.Put that money into a high interest savings account. Due to the magic of compound interest, you'd be richer at 50 years old than I would be if I started putting away several hundred dollars a month. TIME is the most important variable. The earlier you have money sitting there making you more money (in interest on top of interest) the better off you'll be... Exponentially.Seriously, if you do this, then you will be more prepared for adulthood than most of your peers. This here is some golden advice. Not trying to toot my own horn. But this particular piece of advice, you REALLY would be wise to follow.Also, look into how compound interest works if you don't have a thorough understanding of it. It's why credit cards fuck people so hard. But you can get it working FOR you (although not at credit card interest rates) and again, TIME is the most important variable. This is advice that you literally cannot afford to wait to take action on. DO IT. 😜
Studied, was a straight student. But not much really prepares you for life snd adulthood.. I wascan adult all my life. Then I turned 30 and went off the rails everything caught up to me all the Perfection, Traumas, Being on the Pedestal came Crashing Down and Hard. I often wondered it I had been more carefree and child like as I was growing would I have Fallen apart as I did. But we all have a Journey and our experiences teach bus something if we are will to be open to learning from them...
@Whatthefluff, thank you for the MHO.
Besides school I learned business skills working in my parents' grocery store. By 18 I could open, run the store and close by myself.
Joined the Navy @ 17.
I don't think adulthood is something you really should or do prepare for. Being an adult generally just means having accumulated enough general life experience that you can now navigate a lot of situations that come up in life. (Being an adult does NOT mean you have to know how to handle EVERYTHING life throws at you, but rather you can handle most of it)Are you scared of becoming a legal adult? If so, what scares you? Are you afraid you aren't prepared? Do you not want to take on extra responsibilities? Or what else makes you ask?
I am going to move out in a year or so. Want to know in advance how to make independent living easier or manageable
Probably the most important things are learning to budget your money, learning to budget your time, and learning to sell yourself (e. g. to potential employers). When you think about moving out, is there anything that stands out to you as something you might need to learn more about?
Thank you! If I have any specific concerns I'll ask you
I finished my main schooling a 16 then did an engineering apprenticeship for 4 years which included 1 year at technical college to learn the basics of machining, bench fitting, welding, electrics, pipe fitting, sheet-metal work, pneumatics and hydraulics, the other three years was on the job training general and marine engineering and day release back to college to complete the technical exams.During that whole time I was treated as an adult, responsible for dealing with any errors I'd made and finding a solution.I know that if I'd gone to university to get a degree I would not have mentally been an adult after gaining the degree as I would have still been living in a "sheltered environment". Doing the apprenticeship made me "Grow up".
The mentality required to be acknowledged as an adult. Society expects you to be an adult when you reach 18 and they expect you to be adult mentally more than physically.It's a difficult process, more so because we ourselves can't really claim to have been mentally adult unless the society admits it, but I chose to start things from changing my speech habit, trying to soften my expression, and try to have more meaningful interactions with others.By the way, I still don't know whether I'm already mentally adult or not and it's already five years after my 18th birthday. Maybe I should ask my peers and parents for second opinion.
My parents divorced when I was almost 16. So did my uncle, my dad's brother. I ended up living with them until I finished High School, about two years. Needless to say, at 16, I was the 'most adult' among us!! They taught me what NOT to be, and how NOT to treat women!! OK, both were REALLY hurt by their divorces, and acted out, badly!! Both 'Grew Up' a few years later, but their example of NOT HOW TO BE A MAN, stayed with me!!
I really didn't do anything aside from get my driver's license at age 15. I started working at age 15 but that wasn't really in preparation for anything, I just needed the money. I moved out one week before I graduated from high school when I was 18 years old. Also wasn't because I couldn't wait to grow up and be an adult, I just wanted to get the f*** out of the house.
i never prepared for adulthood. i was mostly busy trying to 'survive' childhood so to speak.if you have no problems with childhood and are able to think about preparing for adulthood, i think you are 100% ready for it. so just go and enjoy your childhood right now :)
Really good point that a lot of people are lucky to not have to “get”.
I have a lot of attention, how much u need? :DDwell before 18, I went to school, and I ate a lot of fruits and vegetables. That's the main things I remember, also I read some books 🤔, I'm not exactly well prepared for adulthood, aside from being well hydrated most of the time.
Just to do the best I could at whatever I was doing. Got good grades, once I graduated immediately got a job (couldn't get a job before hand as I was on a student visa and not allowed to seek employment) and started saving.
From the time I was 10 I had a fascination for females. That was the first time I had an erection from seeing a naked female form and it felt good, from then on I tried everyway to get into a females panties, when 12 had sex, from then I went crazy and would hump whoever I could. Stopped after I got married at 28. I still look but don't touch.
Well, what did I do to prepare... I did study quite a bit, keeping in mind what I wanted to become. Other than that, I never did much. Focussed my time in music, martial arts and such.
Nothing. Adult hood doesn't start at 18 Thats just a numberI was chilling and relaxing with friends lol no biggie. Maybe you can find a job i guess. Thats a good start if you already have one then maybe a car? Or collegeWhatever works lol
Not a lot. I started working at 12 (paper round), i had to make sure i was up on time or they'd call the house phone line. Learnt responsibility, team working, how to deal with customers. Any work experience is a positive. You learn from each day
I had a rough childhood so adulthood came to me really early. Like I thought of real-world problems when I was supposed to think about playing outside with friends or get a girlfriend or something. I went into mental adulthood unprepared.
I am currently preparing everything. I am making a horror film, and a documentary, I called a university and we are seeing how my parents are going to pay. I am graduating this December and I’m moving from Texas to Florida and from my parents house at the age of 17. Hopefully everything goes to plan, and I’ll have a smooth lift off from my parents in the near future.
worked a job or two, started to learn computers... my future career. Learned nothing of relationships outside of what parents taught.
Nothing, but try to find part time work.Pmi think you wouod like working at a plant nursery
Sign me up. I think that is a delightful line of work
So you are a little late this year but next spring, like early sprind, like late March go to each nursery around you.Also if there id one called McCues AVOID IT.There is a bunch of sordid history there including the wife murdering the owner, getting away with it, and becoming the head
Christ.Thank you so much for the help
I just went with the flow and things all came natural for mei was in my early 20's maybe like age 21 , i started to makechecks out to pay bills so the start of life came early for memy late Mom never knew how to pay bills i did it all for us.
When you find out please tell me how to prepare cause I have no idea.. just keep putting one foot in front of the other in no time a year goes by..
Hey I'm 17 and all I have to say is you need to work hard at everything, your grades, self improvement, personality flaws etc. Then get a job and hope for the best. Feel free to pm me
Nothing and as such I failed miserably on my first foray into adulthood. After 9 months I had to admit defeat and ask my parents if I could move back in. 2 years later I was now a functioning adult who was able to move out and tackle the world.
Litterally nothing, stepped into it blind. Still have not a clue. But I'm learning as life goes on. I live by the saying 'it is what it is' or 'what will be will be'
Nothing you can do really other than gain as much life experience as you can. A road trip around the country would help a lot with that. I know from experience.
Absolutely nothing! haha I just waited for the day to come and I was like.. oo look at that I'm 20 years old.. cool.
Never thought of it that way. XD I just bitched about how life was hard at school. Maaaaaaan was I wrong and totally not prepared for it hahah.
"Please give me attention" LMAO 🤣 I didn't do anything specific. Just controlled myself and didn't indulged in sex, other than that, I have tried whatever I thought was cool and not cancerous.
You're asking this to guys?Guys age until they're 5 years old, from that point they only more grow. 🤷🏼♂️And attention.. Well, my attention is reserved for obedient girls. Are you?
Nothing. You do not magically enter adulthood once you turn 18.
Be angry why they ruined their skin and wasted money
Made straight As and graduated a year early in high school to start college asap🌸💜🌸
Nothing conscious, actually. My parents divorced when I was 15 and I just slipped into an adult-like life earlier than I had expected.
I started saving money when I started receiving pocket money from my parents and even more so when I started working on the weekends at age 15.
Why do you want attention so much?I didn't do anything to prepare. You can't do anything about it because you don't know what awaits you in the future.
Um... there's nothing magical about the age of 18. It doesn't mean anything.
Nothing really, I mean I got my high school diploma after I turned 18 so not even that counts, just dont worry about it
Nothing, the years have just passed by, sometimes i wonder how all these years passed cause yesterday i was 18 and now im 33 😄
Not really much, just did what came next. Take it slow, one day at a time.
I winged it when I became 18 tbh and had to live on my own suddenly
Well in all honesty, it just merges into each other. You can't really prepare for adulthood, because life is unpredictable. Best advice I can give you, is live for today
Got part-tome jobs to save for college. (I had to pay 50% of my tuition.)
Dropped out of high school to go into college faster...
You can always try to prepare but realistically you just take it as it comes. Do what you need to and handle the rest
Nothing lol just got into college and I’m only starting to prepare now
Ran 2 buisnesses and a far plus raised my younger bother and sister
went to high school but it didn't really prepare me entirely for what was coming next
Lol sadly nothing at all. I ran away to uni and hid
spend lits of time with friends doing things I loved
I didn't even think about it. I just dealt with it as it came. No planning
Honestly if I could go back I would do everything possible to go to college. & learn to save $$$.
Nothing, really. Nothing really changed, I just went to buy alcohol after school that day lol.
I tried to prepare to suffer for the rest of my life
Actually I didn't do anything. Was too busy playing video games and thinking I was gonna spontaneously die the minute I turned 18.
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I'm 17 still but I'm enlisting so, ayye, that's one way.
Well... Watch porn so I know what a girls body look like
I did nothing specific... Just look at what my mother does and tried to act same
You gave your dad head?
Alcohol, drugs, cigarettes and sex... Of course. Oh and a little rock n roll
Get a job. It helps and you don’t need to depend on others as much.
Have wildly unrealistic expectations about life
Shoot, I still haven't prepared for adulthood.
I finished high school
Learned to cook. And I had my career in good shape
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