by the by, Young Lady ----- you looked absolutely sexy and stunning in that dress! I remember having those curves once..... I hope to come close again in the near future - but I fear my waistline will never be that thin! And I love the crazy pink hair!
and for what its worth....... ask any woman of any age and the majority of them will tell you they never REALLY feel all grown up and totally adult. I'm 52 --- and I certainly don't. But at you're age, I wrestled with the same thoughts. At the age of 82 my grandmother said to me, "I'm 82 years old, and my body is old, but my mind is still 18" ............ thats just the way it is. Feelings of insecurity and vulnerability never really go away - sometimes they get tucked away or are over-ridden by feelings of confidence and compentence -- but we all deal with feeling like we aren't quite all put together and grown up yet. And one of the best things about gaining a little wisdom in the mature years --- is realizing just how little we really know. And accepting that we will NEVER totally have it all together. So enjoy your youth - and relish in your accomplishments. As long as you keep trying and striving to better yourself, you will continue having new accomplishments to relish in! (so not proper english, but it works!) thats my "mom" advice for today