The big One Eight. I am now an adult who has more freedom than any other age I was before. I am now supposed to go off to college, take care of myself, and depend little on my mother. Eighteen means it is about time to go to college... to make big life decisions. This age brings stress more than any other age because of everything that has to be decided upon and what should not be done because it is frowned upon. Being eighteen means that soon I am starting my own life adventure and going onto college. Eighteen is a big year for me.