Have you noticed that there’s always this pressure to be an adult? Somewhere in our 20s or 30s, we’re expected to not only be fully functional adults but also to act like it at all times. Whatever happened to being able to build a pillow fort in the middle of the living room?

Don’t grow up, it’s a trap! As soon as you grow up, there are jobs to work, taxes to pay, and entire homes to clean up. I asked my mom why she didn’t make my bed the other day and she hung up the phone on me.

Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.

It’s ridiculous the things that the world expects you to do once you have matured. And I use that term lightly. “Mature” does not typically describe me nor does it describe my friends.

Here’s what I’ve learned. Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional. I’ve chosen not to partake in growing up because it’s no fun. I like to build forts, play practical jokes, and blow bubbles in my soda. If that makes me immature, so be it.


Things I’ve Learned as I’ve Matured

Maturing isn’t always fun. However, there are a few life lessons that should be spoken of. After all, there are some advantages to having lived as long as I have.

When you’re sharing the bed with someone, all it takes is one good turn to gather up all the blankets. Be warned, though. If they learn the same lesson, it will be an all-night battle.

And I’ve learned that it’s better to keep more food than beer in the fridge. This lesson took longer than it should have. However, once you’ve spent too many nights staring at a fridge filled with nothing but pickles, a partially empty bottle of mustard, and a six-pack of beer, you learn about priorities.

We can only be young once, but with humor we can be immature forever.

Of course, my significant other has helped me out quite a bit, too. Apparently, there’s this thing called compromise. If you haven’t heard about it, you should definitely check it out. It allows both of us to get what we want. And I have food to snack on at any time of any day, so that’s a plus.

I’ve also learned that real estate is an important investment in Sherman Country. I didn’t want to be a renter my entire life. After all, why should I just pay rent and never own anything? Now, I’m in escrow. How cool is that?

Seriously, though. Whether you live in Minnesota, Northwest Wisconsin, or even Kansas, it’s possible to own real estate without spending a fortune. Building a pole barn allows you to get the customized floor plan you want on any land plot of your choosing. And Sherman can show you how to make that happen. More on that in a bit. Let’s talk about maturity for a moment.

Ice cream

Some People Call Me Immature

Every now and again, I leave my friend circle. That’s when I hear it. Someone calls me immature. I don’t know about you, but that’s an insult that I’m okay with hearing. It means that I’m not boring.

There’s a way to deal with people who think they are mature. Place some bubble wrap near them. Everyone thinks they’re mature until the bubble wrap comes out. Then, there’s the irresistible urge to start popping it all. That’s when you’ve got them. They’re just as immature as you are. You’ll typically want to point and call them out on it, too. It helps to show your maturity level is just as they had initially predicted.


Don’t Make Bad Decisions Because of Immaturity

Often, people assume that those who are immature make bad decisions. I’ll have you know that I make quite a few good decisions in life. Unfortunately, bad decisions happen every now and again. I’ve tried to rely solely on my magic 8-ball, but the darn thing must be busted.

Maturity is knowing when to give up the ball.

I’ve matured in that way. And I certainly don’t blame others for any bad decisions that I have made. I own them like a responsible adult, even if I may do so from within the amazing pillow fort I’ve built for watching the latest Marvel movie.

If you have something to say, please raise your hand … and place it over your mouth.

One of the best decisions I’ve made is investing in a pole barn. It’s the ultimate way to be immature while also being mature. Allow me to explain.

Sherman Pole Buildings constructs pole barns throughout all of Sherman Country. This includes Minnesota, Northwest Wisconsin, and Kansas. If you live in one of these areas, you can make the mature decision to get a steel building that can withstand all the elements. They can be used as garages, ag buildings, residential homes, and so much more.

You can decide just how you want it built. There are plenty of floor plans, or you can opt for a wide open space. And you can control how much is done for you. Allow Sherman to do everything or take the DIY approach so you can install your own flooring, countertops, cabinets, and more.

Puppy fun

Buying a Pole Barn is a Mature Thing to Do

Buying a pole barn is a mature thing to do because it’s customizable, cost-effective, and a smart investment.

Now for the immature part of it. Did you know that a pole barn can become a man cave or she shed? You can have an entire building on your property for you to play in. Forget about building a tree house or taking over your child’s backyard dreamhouse. Now, you can have an adult-sized fort. It can be where you hide out with your books, your beer-drinking pals or where you put all of your toys like fishing gear and snowmobiles.

I’ve heard of some adults maturing to the point that they get rid of their toys. They use excuses like “I needed room for my kids to play.” Psssh. We’ve figured out how to make room for our kids to play and still have a place of our own.

When you want to be immature while still looking mature to the world around you, check out Sherman.

And just remember this: We can only be young once, but with humor, we can be immature forever.

Have fun