I'm a "late-in-life only child". This means that my parents are old enough to be my grandparents, but according to them they've always treated me like an adult. I dispute that sometimes, but honestly it's mostly true. I know this seems like an odd way to introduce myself, but it does a good job of explaining a lot of eccentricities. My first concert was The Beach Boys. I'm the only person in my family with a smartphone, which meant I got to introduce my parents to Uber when we went to San Francisco this summer. I grew up calling my parents' friends by their first names, and I'm still more comfortable in conversation with "real adults" than people my own age. I often feel like my bank of cultural knowledge is different from my friends with younger parents, but my parents both retired when I was in high school so there's advantages as well. My immediate family just skipped a generation. It's my normal. I know nothing else.
-Jennifer (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder (recurrent, moderate))