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How did you feel when you hit 21 years of age?

Asked by ucme (50003points) 2 weeks ago

Can you remember that far back?
Were you married yet?
Had kids?

Today was my daughter’s 21st & so inspired this here train of thought.

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Demosthenes's avatar

I felt like the world was my oyster. I spent my birthday in Laguna Beach with my closest friends; I remember watching the sunset over the ocean out on the rocks that stick up through the water and buying my first bottle of booze from a nearby Ralph’s. I had just come back from studying abroad, which had been an amazing experience and I knew I only had one year left until graduation so it felt like there wasn’t anything I couldn’t do. No obligations then other than finishing college. Granted, this was only eight years ago, but my mindset has changed a bit since then. Life has slowed down a bit in recent years.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Ready to hit the clubs with my girls!

I also enjoyed having my adult friends take us out to listen to live music and things like that, I felt very grown up. We went with my besty’s parents to the lake and all kinds of events after we were legal.

JLeslie's avatar

Didn’t feel like much of anything. I was in college and nothing changed.

I grew up legal in clubs at age 18, and had been going out dancing with a fake ID since age 16. I didn’t drink, so I didn’t care about drinking. Turning 18 I went out and used my ID for the first time and the bouncer who knew me just shook his head when I told him it’s my birthday.

In college I transferred to a 21 drinking age state (I was a Sophomore and 19 when I transferred) but you could get in the bars if you were 18. I didn’t drink so that part didn’t matter, I just wanted to go out dancing, and I made sure I’d be able to before applying to the school.

I don’t even remember what I did on my 21st birthday. I guess I went out? Not sure.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I’m old, but not so old that I can’t remember the good old days!!! Literally speaking, I felt exactly like I did the day before when I was still 20. Emotionally, I found it freeing as I was considered a legal adult & I no longer lived with my parents so I was free & legal & dad couldn’t direct my life any longer!!! He could try to guide it, but I had the final say in what I was going to do whether he approved or not.

Jonsblond's avatar

I felt pregnant. I was pregnant with our first son.

YARNLADY's avatar

I was a brand new mom, divorced and back home with my loving, supportive parents

Inspired_2write's avatar

Age 19 years old married.
At age 20 had first child ..went back to work when baby was 4 months old.
At age 21 Working steady .
After five years moved into our own condo three bedroom condo.
Age 29 had third child.
Age 31/32 filed for divorce and moved with my children into a three bedroom condo ( rental )

Inspired_2write's avatar

Note: How did I feel at age 21 ?
I was burdened with heavy responsibilities , but became a much stronger person because of it.

ragingloli's avatar

That was the day that M. Bison graced my village. It was the most important day of my life.
But for him, it was tuesday.

ucme's avatar

I remember feeling young, dumb & full of cum!
Was to be another 8yrs before I settled & had my first child.

LuckyGuy's avatar

It was totally uneventful. I didn’t go out drinking or do anything fun. I probably worked on my college homework. i don’t think my 2 roommates even knew it was my birthday.

At the time I figured I would be an automotive or aerospace engineer. I was not too far off.

Kropotkin's avatar

Very drunk.

josie's avatar

Like I’d been 21 for last 3 years.

jca2's avatar

I don’t remember specifically. I know I lived in NY, where the drinking age had been 18 (and I hit 18) and then they raised it to 21 so I could then drink legally, as I’d been drinking illegally for a few years. The drinking part was not thrilling because I was not and have never been a big drinker. I know my parents always did something special around my birthday, like a special dinner. I don’t remember what or where. As for how I felt, I don’t recall so I guess nothing different.

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