To all of you young'uns out there who are marveling at how easy growing up turned out to be, I have some bad news.
When your shoes are shiny, your hair is groomed and your pants have been hoisted up to your hips; when your facebook has started gathering dust, your gym membership has expired, and your checking account sports four digit numbers, you're halfway there.
It's been my experience that, much like the five stages of dying, there are five stages of growing up;
In my particular case:
1995 - "I don't have to grow up!"
2003 - "I'm gonna work really hard now and be a success when I'm older!"
2006 - "I have no fucking clue what to do after High School..."
2008 - "Enjoying this field or not, I'll have to stick with it to pay the bills."
2010 - "Shit my life is a failure and I haven't been on dA for months."
In a completely unrelated subject, you all are rock stars and I bow to your crushing aura of awesome. <33I'LL BE BACK.