This has been the question asked of me and the response I give for quite a few years now. I got to thinking the other day, after someone asked me this question, "Why do I feel the need to say that? Why not just own the age I am."
I guess I've always hung out with friends that are older than me. My best friend in high school was three years older than me. I was a year a head in college, thus hanging out with friends a year to three years older than me. I dated and married a guy who is two years older than me. And now I am hanging out with a girl who is four years older than me.
People expect that I am older. I am 21. No older, no younger.
I also never thought or expected to be marred by 21. And I think that plays a part in feeling "too young" for people's expectations. Whenever anyone finds out that I am married their response is, "Married? But you're so young!" The culture we live in does not see the point in being committed to a lifelong relationship when you are still growing up. I do. I love it.
I have decided to be excited and embrace my age. Yes, I have accomplished a lot in my short 21 years of life and I am proud of it! Nothing to be ashamed of. I have traveled to Europe twice, gotten my Bachelors degree, and am married (not that those are the only accomplishments of my life).
God has blessed me. Life is good.