We all (most all of us, anyway) make decisions everyday. Lots of them. Whether it’s the choice between getting up with the first alarm or the fifth tap of the snooze bar, the choice between giving voice to your internal monologue or keeping your job, or any of a multitude of other choices, we’re usually making decisions at breakneck speed.
It is just a fact of life that the ability to make those choices expands greatly once you become an adult. As a kid, many of the choices you would like to make are decided for you by the adults in your life; mostly parents.
When I was a kid, I would occasionally tell my mom that I wanted to have dessert first. The answer was always no.
“When you’re a grown-up,” she would say, “you can do whatever you like.”
Whether I’ve grown up or not is a debate for another time, but I have most certainly reached the age of majority; I am definitely an adult. Now I do whatever I like.
Thus, I would like to show you yesterday’s lunch.
That’s it. This Strawberry Shortcake and a bottle of sparkling water. It was delicious.