I hate cliches. A lot.
I also hate wasting my breath, and it frustrates me when other people do it too.
Tomorrow is my birthday, and it happens to be my 18th so a lot of people are making assumptions about it. I'm not necessarily excited for it, nor am I disappointed, but of course I've been thinking about what it means or what to expect.
In my opinion, I am the same person today that I will be tomorrow. Nothing is going to change, other than the fact that some people will begin to view me differently. That's the part that I hate, in fact, I'm slightly hurt by it.
Suddenly, because “the law” says that I'm an “adult” people want to take an interest in my thoughts, plans for the future, etc. Questions like “What are you going to do now?” or “Do you have plans?” frustrate me.
I'm a bit hurt by them, but at the same time I want to be as respectful as possible when I ask “What makes you assume I want my life to change? Didn't you know I already had plans? Why is it you never cared before?”
The truth is, I've had plans for years now. I've already been taking action on these plans for quite some time, I'm excited, and I'm not going to be an entirely different person tomorrow. I'm me, and if you have questions, I just might question whether you know me well at all.
Anyone who is interested is being genuine, kind-hearted, and friendly so of course I want to be respectful of that aspect. I'm not necessarily frustrated with the individuals, but I am extremely frustrated with the influences of society, cliches, and the fact that a number has to define who I am in the minds of others. It's unfortunate that exists in our culture, but I think it can be changed and I'd love to play a part in doing so.