It seems as if you realize just how ensconced you are into your adult life when you reach a particular anniversary, and for me, that point is today. Ten years ago today I graduated from high school.
I didn't even realize it until this evening when I was driving to work. I was wondering why there was so much traffic in town and after about a minute realized I was in the middle of post-graduation traffic. That's right, I remembered, local high schools graduate on a Thursday. A couple miles later I realized I graduated ten years ago today.
And just yesterday I colored my hair to cover the grey. How appropriate.
Happy anniversary, class of 2001!