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What's the best thing that has happened to you since you were 18?

Asked by blueberry_kid (5653 points ) July 10th, 2012

According to my sister, being 18 and on your own is amazing. She said she was very happy to finally move out.

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you since official adulthood?

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ucme's avatar

Both my kids were born, that was easy.

OpryLeigh's avatar

My boyfriend and I got together.

Cruiser's avatar

Milestones in life after 18 are all really great experiences. Moving out on your own, graduating college, getting engaged, getting married, having kids, getting a decent job, each one was a huge event and always seemed better than anything yet in your life. Make sure you take time to enjoy each and every one!

SpatzieLover's avatar

<—My Son

Coloma's avatar

Oh my, well, a lot has happened in the last 34 years since I was 18.
Married with children, divorced, ( happily )lots of life adventures.
Hard to pick the best but, my daughter, my country lifestyle with farm pets and becoming a fully integrated and self actualized adult.
Having a gardener that brings me the herbal essence for my happy brownies is pretty great too! lol

flutherother's avatar

In chronological order: getting married, having kids, getting divorced.

Fly's avatar

Well, I’ve only been 18 for two weeks, so not much to report thus far! I’ll have to get back to you when something interesting happens. ;)

bookish1's avatar

Wait… just… one… thing?
Well the biggest thing was realizing I could do something about being trans and terminally depressed. I would have made the decision to start medical transition years ago but I surely would have been booted out of the good old family household.
For the past two years I have been happier than I knew it was possible to be. I am an adult now, and I never would have been an adult if I hadn’t made this decision. It’s been stressful and scary as shit as well. But I am very lucky to have some good people in this world who have my back when I need it.
After 18, you have the ability to irreparably fuck up your life, but you also have the power to choose to do the best by yourself that you can.

gondwanalon's avatar

As soon as I graduated from high school I moved out on my own to support myself while going to college.

marinelife's avatar

I met and married my husband.

Brian1946's avatar

Graduating from elementery school!

josie's avatar

Surviving the shit
Followed closely by children, divorce, meeting current girlfriend.

augustlan's avatar

Marriage, 3 wonderful children, divorce, another marriage, and this job.

janbb's avatar

Son #1 and son #2 but so many, many other things too!

bkcunningham's avatar

Countless wonderful things have happened in my life. Turning 18 was one of them.

Ponderer983's avatar

I had the sexy-sex :)

Sunny2's avatar

Choose just one? Impossible, but marriage and kids top the list.

serenade's avatar

I found my special purpose.

downtide's avatar

Same as @bookish1 for me – starting transition. My only regret is I didn’t start when I was 18.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Learning to take care of myself the way I feel I deserve and also that it’s okay to let others take care of me too.

Linda_Owl's avatar

I married a wonderful man & had 3 great kids. Then I lost my wonderful husband & nothing has been the same since.

Earthgirl's avatar

Falling in love 4 times.

Mariah's avatar

College! Meeting new people, learning new things, having new experiences, and gaining confidence in myself as I rise to new challenges. Life after 18 is super fly.

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