Maybe at some point, it’s actually okay to face the world and learn to Adult (even when I was little, I never aspired to grow up; the adults in my life generally seemed to have an ocean of trouble and little time for creative stuff).
Takes realizing, first, how much you need to learn, and then realizing that again. And again. Life is an iterative process; test-driven development writ large.
And then, you have to take those first tentative steps onto the high wire.
Slowly, weirdly, I’m kind of turning into someone I can respect.
It kind of sneaks up on you, though, doesn’t it?