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Life after 18

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How much life can I expect after 18?

Answer

Hi there, welcome to Ask Alex, the space where young people 18 years and younger, can ask an anonymous question!
 
Thank you so much for reaching out and sharing your thoughts with us. It’s completely normal to wonder about what life will be like after turning 18. This is a significant milestone, and it’s natural to have questions about what the future holds. We’re here to support you through this transition and help support you with your feelings and expectations.
 
Turning 18 often comes with new responsibilities and opportunities. Some people find themselves excited about the increased independence, while others may feel anxious about the changes. It’s important to remember that everyone’s journey is unique, and there’s no right or wrong way to feel. Embrace your emotions, and give yourself time to adjust. Life after 18 can include pursuing further education, starting a job, or exploring different interests. Each step you take will help shape your path.
 
Life after 18 is also about personal growth and discovering who you are. You might form new friendships, face challenges, and learn valuable life skills. It’s a time of exploration and self-discovery. Remember, it’s ok to look for guidance and ask for help along the way. Surrounding yourself with supportive people can make a big difference as you journey through this new chapter.
 
As you look ahead, know that you are not alone. Childline is here for you, even when you turn 18. We offer support 24 hours a day, every day. You can contact us for free at 1800 66 66 66, or by Messenger at www.Childline.ie (just click on the purple chat icon). Our service is non-judgmental and confidential. We are here to support you and explore your options with you.
 
You are never alone, and we are here for you every step of the way. Take care, and don’t hesitate to reach out whenever you need someone to talk to.
Alex

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