17 years, 364 days, 1hr (and counting)
Well, i haven't really thought about it much but it's finally starting to hit me. In 23 hours time i will be legally an adult. In 22 hours and 58 minutes i won't have to get my parents to sign consent forms, or anything like that. In 22 hours and 57 minutes i should be acting much more mature than what i am normally like. In 22 hours and 56 minutes i have to VOTE (bleh) and do other stuff i didn't have to before. In 22 hours and 55 minutes....
Just before i tip over the edge into adulthood, its appropriate to look back to my past. I'd like to say that i'm proud of everything i've done over the years, but I don't think that is ever possible. However, its pretty clear that i have somehow survived, and that's not an accident. I can remember many instances that i feared for my life, both physically and mentally. Times when death has literally stared at me in the face. Other times when i just want to curl up and hiberate forever. But somehow, i am still here. In the past 17 years, 364 days, 1 hr and 11 minutes, I have learnt the big 3 influences in anyones lives: God, Family and Friends. Without my friends, I would probably have given up on life. Without my family, I would not have had such a headstart on life that i currently have. Without God, I would not have life. Nothing can buy these three things. These things can only be reached from deep within your heart, where the unbreakable bonds of family, friendship and fellowship intertwine with each other.
Oh well..... if there's one sign that will remind you of my childishness when I am 18, it will be me poking you^^ Even if i tried to act like an adult, everyone has their child within (ba da ba ba ba) which cannot be tied down easily.