15 Minutes is Forever (or: Adulthood, in Baby Steps)

I think on some level everything we do is motivated by how it changes the way other people perceive us. I want to be a Grown Up(tm) not necessarily because being a Grown Up(tm) is something I really aspire to, but because other people’s theoretical first reaction to me would be ‘Wow, she’s got this Grown Up thing down!’ and not ‘Ah look, she’s forgotten it’s garbage day again.’

But regardless of whether my motive is rational or not, I’m giving it a go.
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