What experiences in life mark a person as an adult—and what were they in your life?

Wow! What a question! Honestly, I am not sure what marks one as an adult in life. I feel as though I’m still trying to figure that one out. As a child, I used to think that being an adult meant that you had everything in life figured out and put together—almost as if adulthood meant you had reached the ultimate destination point in life. As I’ve grown older, the more I’ve realized how untrue this actually is. It is interesting because the more experiences you have, the more you realize how little you actually know. Perhaps adulthood is not a destination that is reached, but rather a journey that is always unfolding.

I have heard that happiness is about the journey and not the destination. Perhaps this goes hand-in-hand with the meaning of adulthood. Perhaps being an adult means that you can stand in your own authenticity and truth, and ride out the waves that life throws at you with grace and an open heart; to be able to stay open to learning new lessons through the experiences of life. In my life, some of my hardest struggles birthed some of my most important lessons and growth. I’m still not sure I would call myself an “adult,” but I’m certainly open to it.

Jaime Lynch is lead singer of Fantasy. The show performs inside Luxor at 10:30 p.m. daily. Call 702.262.4400 for tickets and information.