Growing up. My birthday was a month ago and I have to admit that lately, I’ve been thinking about what it means to grow up. I’m about to finish my first bachelor’s degree, I earn my own money, I live in my own flat… – those are all criteria I would’ve seen as a sign of being grown up back when I was a teenager. But do I feel like a grown-up?
Hard to tell. Sometimes more, sometimes less. When I have a serious problem, my dad is still the first person I call. Would you say that I am “less” grown up because of that? I think everyone has his own criteria when it comes to answering what “being grown up” means. And I think that many of you are feeling the same: We’re somewhere in between. We’re no longer teenagers, but somehow we don’t feel like a “real grown-up” either. And that’s okay! It can be a blessing to see life with some youthful lightness. Don’t take every problem life throws at you too seriously.
One thing definitely did “grow up” a little bit during the last two years: my style. I still love to wear sneakers and jeans in private, but I also feel comfortable wearing fancier outfits now. I used to be self-conscious with elegant outfits. How do I look? Like a non-elegant person in disguise? Today, I like to swap my jeans and sneakers for trousers and high heels every now and then. Yes, even high heels with a pointed toe – the ones I despised as a teenager. But like my emotional life, I like my outfits to be balanced somewhere in the middle between fancy and casual. The bomber jacket gave this elegant outfit a little twist. And not only did I fall in love with the leather sleeves, but also with the cute inner lining. The hearts add a playful touch to this “tough” jacket, don’t you think?