You realize that you are now a responsible adult and you may wonder how it happened. Not too long ago you were asking what it means to be an adult, or when, if ever, you might become one. A major life event may mark the end of a formative period and the signal for more independence. You may feel powerful, but you also feel more compassion for others. This is the start of increased responsibility and accountability. The realization may create a desire to write a bit of poetry. Self-control will show your maturity, and circumstances should work together now to help bring out your ideals–make it easier to make your dreams real. You will be able to make a positive difference in your own life as well as help others to achieve and grow.