College Essay On Turning 18

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Annique Walters

“There’s nothing in life like finally being legal.” All my life I had been waiting for this magical day where I would finally turn 18. They say that turning 18 is the biggest turning point in your life but my experience tells me everything stays exactly the same. I thought that turning 18 would been so much more freedom. In reality it actually turned into less freedom and ten times more responsibility. Turning 18 literally feels like I’m in a tug of war. My parents still have this mindset that if I’m living in their house then its their rules. At the same time, they say that I am an adult and I should help out more.

They say once your turn 18 you will start meeting new people who will help change your life. Since my 18th birthday I’ve been waiting to meet these magical people who are going to change my life. Starting my first day of college I was so excited looking for that person in every
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Even when I got my first job I thought that there I would hopefully get a chance to be an adult make my own hours, not have to answer to anyone, and make adult amounts of money. I didn’t realize that like almost all my childhood there is always an authority figure, which was my manager. In addition to being expected to work, not ask for allowance, and maintain good grades you are still expected to do chores which I thought was for kids. In my opinion turning 18 is the biggest contradiction ever parents are in between the faze of letting you grow up but yet still wanting to hold on. So in reality everything is the same from 17 to 18 just more responsibilities. As of I know I’m not nearly finically able to live on my own so I will have to deal with my parent’s rules. Even though I get frustrated I try to remember that my parents have my best interest at heart and do want to see me

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