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I want people to take me seriously. I am cursed with being around a lot of people (not just family, but other people) who have known me for at least half of my life. There isn't really a problem with this until you consider that most of them still think of me as a "kid". I mean, it's not like they are condescending or anything, but I can just tell that they don't think of me as an adult. Usually this doesn't affect me very much, but lately it has been bothering me. I mean, I've been about 75% independent for the past two years, and I'm hoping to become 95% independent this fall, and I just want those people to acknowledge that I am more than just my parents child, that I am a mature young adult who is capable of making decisions. I don't know... it probably doesn't help that my mom and I are really close so I still spend a lot of time around/with her. I bet if I stopped interacting with my parents so much people might get the idea, but I don't really want to do that.