Part of growing up is self-development. Mastering oneself and being able to care for oneself is just the tip of the iceberg. Becoming your ultimate self is a big part of personal development.
“Self-actualization, in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, is the highest level of psychological development. The “actualization” of full personal potential is achieved, which usually occurs after basic bodily and ego needs are fulfilled” (Wikipedia).
Yes, now you are at the age where no one will do it for you, nag you until you do the work, or push you. It is up to you to push yourself and work on personal growth. It is also an empowering and exciting experience to explore yourself and grow.
Learning to handle problems with grace, manage emotions, and control anxiety and stress is part of growing up. Emotional regulation and emotional intelligence are critical skills in adulthood.
Add to that being able to communicate your feelings assertively effectively. Much of this is learned from experience. Learning to think before speaking and reacting to stressful situations calmly is a considerable level in life.
Whatever comes your way, you are capable of rising to the task at hand. Do not wait. Rise to the challenges of your personal growth. Life is an adventure, and you are ready.
Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.