Name: Christopher (on left).

Age: 18.

I am from: Brooklyn, NY. 

I currently live in: Brooklyn. 

I currently live with: Mother, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers. 

Level of education completed: High School. 

Occupation: Entrepreneur. 

Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes.

When did you become an adult? Around the age of 14- is because of the situation at home. 

10 years from now I see myself: Living comfortably and out of New York. 

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? I think it is very likely because the situation I’m in, “it’s do or die.”

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Health, income, and family. 

Name: Jhams. 

Age: 20.

I am from: Haiti. 

I currently live in: Brooklyn, NY. 

I currently live with: My mother and father. 

Level of education completed: High School (Advanced Regents Diploma).

Occupation: Entrepreneur. 

Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes.

When did you become an adult? At the age of 14 because I have been partially understanding the world of finance and how to make money and work for one’s self. 

10 years from now I see myself: As a multi millionaire. 

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? 100% likely due to my mindset and my knowledge. 

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Retiring my parents and changing the people around me. 

Name: Parker. (Left)

Age: 20.

I am from: New York Queens.

I currently live in: Queens.

I currently live with: Mom.

Level of education completed: 12.

Occupation: Artist. 

Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes.

When did you become an adult? Became one at 17. 

10 years from now I see myself: Being a big artist. 

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? It’s going well so far.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Family.

Name: Joshua. (Second from left)

Age: 20.

I am from: Queens.

I currently live in: Queens.

I currently live with: My family.

Level of education completed: 12.

Occupation: JFK.

Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes.

When did you become an adult? 18 I do everything for myself. 

10 years from now I see myself: A lawyer.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? 100%

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? My family. 

Name: Melasha. (Third from left)

Age: 18.

I am from: New York.

I currently live in: New York. 

I currently live with: My parents.

Level of education completed: Senior.

Occupation: Student.

Do you consider yourself an adult? No.

When will you become an adult? Maybe when I’m 30 because you start to realize that you’re getting old. 

10 years from now I see myself: I see myself working and owning my own salon. 

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? I don’t know what I want out of life yet. 

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? My biggest concern is passing chemistry in college. 

Name: Samantha.

Age: 27.

I am from: Buffalo, NY.

I currently live in: Buffalo, NY. 

I currently live with: Myself.

Level of education completed: Undergrad- beginning second.

Occupation: Student/Coffee Peddler.

Do you consider yourself an adult? Most days.

When did you become an adult? When I knew I had the power to do what I wanted with my life. I know I have the means and am able to provide for myself. I do what makes me happy and I don’t allow anyone to get in the way of it. 

10 years from now I see myself: Completing many of my life goals and finding new ones to work toward, but no matter where I end up I know I’ll be doing something that makes me happy.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? Very likely- My views of what I want from life have changed as I’ve gotten older but I don’t doubt that I’ll eventually do all of the things I want to do to feel I didn’t waste my time. 

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Finding time to read all the books I’ve picked up in the adventure to find out what I want to do with my life. 

Name: Evan.

Age: 23.

I am from: New York.

I currently live in: Pittsburg. 

I currently live with: My GF, Sumi. 

Level of education completed: Masters.

Occupation: Student. 

Do you consider yourself an adult? Probably depends on the situation. In full, no. But I pay rent and bills and stuff, so that’s something. 

When do you think you will become an adult? I became an adult around 15. It’s only since then that I realized I’m probably still a kid. 

When do you think you will become an adult? When my parents die :(, because when you’re the oldest generation, you have to be. 

10 years from now I see myself: Proffesser  Proffeser Learning how to spell professor and then being one. 

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? 0/10. There is no way to get something undefinable intangible and entirely unknown to me.  

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Writing a publishable paper and Sumi moving. 

Name: Samantha.

Age: 19.

I am from: Toledo, OH.

I currently live in: Toledo, OH.

I currently live with: My immediate family.

Level of education completed: Freshman year of college.

Occupation: Barista/Actress.

Do you consider yourself an adult? In the eyes of the government, yes, and in my own eyes a little. I consider myself an adult, but not a grown up.

When do you think you will become an adult? When I made the decision to come out to my parents. It forced me to “grow up” in ways I hadn’t expected.

10 years from now I see myself: Living in Chicago with my best friend, making a decent living by acting. Most importantly happy.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? Very. I’m stubborn as hell.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Having enough money for college.  

Name: Daniel.
Age: 31.
I am from: Santa Clara, California.
I currently live in: Oakland, California.
I currently live with: Just my goddamn self.
Level of education completed: Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Sound Arts.
Occupation: Unemployed, looking for work in IT.
Do you consider yourself an adult? Not really.
When do you think you will become an adult? When I am completely financially self-sufficient. 
When did you become an adult? See, technically, I’m an adult. I’m old enough to vote, get drafted, get married, be tried as an adult in court, buy alcohol and cigarettes, gamble, etc. But I’m not quite a grownup. I live alone in a small crappy apartment, am only just starting to build a real career, no pets, no serious long term relationship. I feel a bit behind the curve, with regards to sorting my life out.
10 years from now I see myself: Dare I dream, a best-selling novelist who doesn’t need to give a shit about getting / keeping a day job: a rich bohemian who travels a lot, and otherwise loafs around his small but luxurious house in the hills.
How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? Unlikely, but far from impossible. If Stephenie Meyer can get rich off the tripe she scribbles, so can I.
What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Maintaining basic financial security: getting a job that pays an actual living wage (it’s really expensive to live in the Bay Area these days), staying on top of my bills, and maybe even saving a little.

Name: Daniel.

Age: 31.

I am from: Santa Clara, California.

I currently live in: Oakland, California.

I currently live with: Just my goddamn self.

Level of education completed: Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Sound Arts.

Occupation: Unemployed, looking for work in IT.

Do you consider yourself an adult? Not really.

When do you think you will become an adult? When I am completely financially self-sufficient. 

When did you become an adult? See, technically, I’m an adult. I’m old enough to vote, get drafted, get married, be tried as an adult in court, buy alcohol and cigarettes, gamble, etc. But I’m not quite a grownup. I live alone in a small crappy apartment, am only just starting to build a real career, no pets, no serious long term relationship. I feel a bit behind the curve, with regards to sorting my life out.

10 years from now I see myself: Dare I dream, a best-selling novelist who doesn’t need to give a shit about getting / keeping a day job: a rich bohemian who travels a lot, and otherwise loafs around his small but luxurious house in the hills.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? Unlikely, but far from impossible. If Stephenie Meyer can get rich off the tripe she scribbles, so can I.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Maintaining basic financial security: getting a job that pays an actual living wage (it’s really expensive to live in the Bay Area these days), staying on top of my bills, and maybe even saving a little.

Name: Hayley.
Age: 23.
I am from:  Sherwood Park, Alberta.
I currently live in: Sherwood Park, Alberta.
I currently live with: My sister and her dog Beans.
Level of education completed: Post secondary.
Occupation: Health and Safety Coordinator.
Do you consider yourself an adult? Definitely depends on the day.
When do you think you will become an adult? When I own my own home.
When did you become an adult? IF I am an adult, I would say when I moved out of my parents house and got a great job that will likely be my career. 
10 years from now I see myself: Hopefully I’ve moved up in the company I work for and have traveled a bit.. although I really don’t like being far from home for too long.
How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? I don’t know, I think its likely but getting that requires hard work and right now, I’m coasting and I’m good with that.
What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Whether or not I can actually stop spending money on things I really don’t need and put that money away for the house I’m trying to save for. 

Name: Hayley.

Age: 23.

I am from:  Sherwood Park, Alberta.

I currently live in: Sherwood Park, Alberta.

I currently live with: My sister and her dog Beans.

Level of education completed: Post secondary.

Occupation: Health and Safety Coordinator.

Do you consider yourself an adult? Definitely depends on the day.

When do you think you will become an adult? When I own my own home.

When did you become an adult? IF I am an adult, I would say when I moved out of my parents house and got a great job that will likely be my career. 

10 years from now I see myself: Hopefully I’ve moved up in the company I work for and have traveled a bit.. although I really don’t like being far from home for too long.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? I don’t know, I think its likely but getting that requires hard work and right now, I’m coasting and I’m good with that.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Whether or not I can actually stop spending money on things I really don’t need and put that money away for the house I’m trying to save for. 

Name: Logan.
Age: 26.
I am from: Christiansburg, Virginia.
I currently live in: Roanoke, Virginia.
I currently live with: Myself.
Level of education completed: Masters.
Occupation: Personal Assistant.
Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes.
When did you become an adult? In 2010, during an illness. I didn’t tell my family & only a few friends knew about it. I had to rely on myself, financially, physically, and emotionally. 

10 years from now I see myself: Advocate for women’s issues.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? Likely. As long as I don’t let my fear of failure consume me, I’ll be successful. 

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Not having a 401K. 

Name: Logan.

Age: 26.

I am from: Christiansburg, Virginia.

I currently live in: Roanoke, Virginia.

I currently live with: Myself.

Level of education completed: Masters.

Occupation: Personal Assistant.

Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes.

When did you become an adult? In 2010, during an illness. I didn’t tell my family & only a few friends knew about it. I had to rely on myself, financially, physically, and emotionally. 

10 years from now I see myself: Advocate for women’s issues.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? Likely. As long as I don’t let my fear of failure consume me, I’ll be successful. 

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? Not having a 401K. 

Name: Peggy.
Age: 23.
I am from:  Battle Creek, MI.
I currently live in:  Battle Creek, MI.
I currently live with: parents and sister.
Level of education completed: Bachelors of Science.
Occupation: Target Holiday Cashier and Biology Instructor.
Do you consider yourself an adult? Sort of. I have a car payment and two jobs now so I’m almost there.
When do you think you will become an adult?  when I move out and I can afford to take a vacation out of the country.
When did you become an adult? when I went away to college and didn’t have to ask my parents permission for things anymore.
10 years from now I see myself: working in Public Health, maybe teaching at a university level.
How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? I think it’s really likely, career-wise anyway. I am a cautious optimist. My goals are pretty realistic and I’m very persistent. And if I have friends and family, I’ll always have a reason to be happy. 
What is the biggest concern in your life right now? getting into a graduate program. 

Name: Peggy.

Age: 23.

I am from:  Battle Creek, MI.

I currently live in:  Battle Creek, MI.

I currently live with: parents and sister.

Level of education completed: Bachelors of Science.

Occupation: Target Holiday Cashier and Biology Instructor.

Do you consider yourself an adult? Sort of. I have a car payment and two jobs now so I’m almost there.

When do you think you will become an adult?  when I move out and I can afford to take a vacation out of the country.

When did you become an adult? when I went away to college and didn’t have to ask my parents permission for things anymore.

10 years from now I see myself: working in Public Health, maybe teaching at a university level.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? I think it’s really likely, career-wise anyway. I am a cautious optimist. My goals are pretty realistic and I’m very persistent. And if I have friends and family, I’ll always have a reason to be happy. 

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? getting into a graduate program. 

Name: Stephanie.
Age: 24.
I am from: the Hudson Valley, New York.
I currently live in: the Adirondack Mountains, New York.
I currently live with: my boyfriend of 5 years.
Level of education completed: Bachelor of Arts.
Occupation: Herd Manager at a farm and goat dairy.
Do you consider yourself an adult? No. 
When do you think you will become an adult? When I have children or own land, whichever comes first in the next 5 years. Or when I can finally accept that the person I am is not the person I always thought I was or would be.
10 years from now I see myself: Owning and operating my own dairy farm with a herd of 60 goats; maybe I have 2 young kids; I’m also writing full time for a local magazine or working on a book.
How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? First I need to figure out exactly what that is…
What is the biggest concern in your life right now? What if our farm fails?

Name: Stephanie.

Age: 24.

I am from: the Hudson Valley, New York.

I currently live in: the Adirondack Mountains, New York.

I currently live with: my boyfriend of 5 years.

Level of education completed: Bachelor of Arts.

Occupation: Herd Manager at a farm and goat dairy.

Do you consider yourself an adult? No. 

When do you think you will become an adult? When I have children or own land, whichever comes first in the next 5 years. Or when I can finally accept that the person I am is not the person I always thought I was or would be.

10 years from now I see myself: Owning and operating my own dairy farm with a herd of 60 goats; maybe I have 2 young kids; I’m also writing full time for a local magazine or working on a book.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? First I need to figure out exactly what that is…

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? What if our farm fails?

Name: Tam.
Age: 24.
I am from: Katy, Texas and proud of it.
I currently live in: New York, New York and also proud of it.
I currently live with: Andrei, a friend from college, but that will change by the end of this month. Our lives are so up in the air. 
Level of education completed: Bachelor of Business Administration.
Occupation: Brand consultant. 
Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes. 
When did you become an adult? Probably some time when my parents started losing track of what country I was in on any given day and we were both ok with that. I was 20 then. Also that one time I was at Whole Foods and bought guacamole and chips for dinner and realized no one could stop me. I was 22 then.
10 years from now I see myself: Living abroad again. Still loving work. Still loving life. Probably in a serious relationship. 
How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? I’ve already gotten everything I’ve ever wanted out of life and much, much more. 
What is the biggest concern in your life right now? That I won’t find someone who will be restless with me, meaning that my greatest joy will also bring me my greatest pain. 

Name: Tam.

Age: 24.

I am from: Katy, Texas and proud of it.

I currently live in: New York, New York and also proud of it.

I currently live with: Andrei, a friend from college, but that will change by the end of this month. Our lives are so up in the air. 

Level of education completed: Bachelor of Business Administration.

Occupation: Brand consultant. 

Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes. 

When did you become an adult? Probably some time when my parents started losing track of what country I was in on any given day and we were both ok with that. I was 20 then. Also that one time I was at Whole Foods and bought guacamole and chips for dinner and realized no one could stop me. I was 22 then.

10 years from now I see myself: Living abroad again. Still loving work. Still loving life. Probably in a serious relationship. 

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? I’ve already gotten everything I’ve ever wanted out of life and much, much more. 

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? That I won’t find someone who will be restless with me, meaning that my greatest joy will also bring me my greatest pain. 

Name: Morgan.
Age: 23.
I am from: Jupiter, Florida.
I currently live in: Brooklyn, New York.
I currently live with: Rosemary & the So & So’s. Or, my 3 best friends and sometimes a foster pup.
Level of education completed: BA in Visual and Critical Studies from NYU.
Occupation: Project and Marketing Manager for a clothing and lifestyle brand, in pursuit of about 100 projects of my own.
Do you consider yourself an adult? I do sometimes, and sometimes I do not.
When do you think you will become an adult? I am an adult most hours of the day, most days of the week. But I wake up late every single day, daydream about breaking out in spontaneous dance and am prone to wanting to abandon all responsibility for the chance to just wander the world. I don’t plan on ever giving up these less-than-adult tendencies.
When did you become an adult? I try not to think about it. But it has happened or is happening and I am happy to be an adult in some ways and to not be an adult in other ways.
10 years from now I see myself: Somewhere warm. Healthy, happy, doing something I love. Perhaps I will be my own boss. I hope to be better at speaking another language by then.
How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? I think it is a sure thing.
What is the biggest concern in your life right now? I am not concerned so much as I am eager. I am always eager to be doing more, to be better at something, to learn something new. It’s tiring and exciting all at once.

Name: Morgan.

Age: 23.

I am from: Jupiter, Florida.

I currently live in: Brooklyn, New York.

I currently live with: Rosemary & the So & So’s. Or, my 3 best friends and sometimes a foster pup.

Level of education completed: BA in Visual and Critical Studies from NYU.

Occupation: Project and Marketing Manager for a clothing and lifestyle brand, in pursuit of about 100 projects of my own.

Do you consider yourself an adult? I do sometimes, and sometimes I do not.

When do you think you will become an adult? I am an adult most hours of the day, most days of the week. But I wake up late every single day, daydream about breaking out in spontaneous dance and am prone to wanting to abandon all responsibility for the chance to just wander the world. I don’t plan on ever giving up these less-than-adult tendencies.

When did you become an adult? I try not to think about it. But it has happened or is happening and I am happy to be an adult in some ways and to not be an adult in other ways.

10 years from now I see myself: Somewhere warm. Healthy, happy, doing something I love. Perhaps I will be my own boss. I hope to be better at speaking another language by then.

How likely do you think it is that you will eventually get what you want out of life? I think it is a sure thing.

What is the biggest concern in your life right now? I am not concerned so much as I am eager. I am always eager to be doing more, to be better at something, to learn something new. It’s tiring and exciting all at once.