Growing up isn't a hard thing to do. You can just sit and do nothing your whole life and you can still grow with no effort.
When I was younger I would wonder all the time what I would look like or be like when I was a teenager. And I would wish with all my might that I could be older right now!
Isn't it funny how much we want to grow up when we are younger, but then when we are 'grown up' we wish we could just crawl back into our little safe world of childhood.
When we are little we don't have anything to worry about but who ate the last cookie.
We want to grow up, thinking when we are older we would have it all figured out. I always thought that when I turned thirteen I would be able to do anything. I've been living in my teens for several years now, and, honestly, it's not how I thought it would be.
I used to see teenagers, who seemed like giants to me. They were all good looking, had boyfriends, and could drive cars and work any place they wanted.
Getting older is much scarier than it seems.
When we are young we don't think of the heartbreaks, the insecurities, and trying to fit in. We don't know about the people who will want to hurt us.
Sometimes I do wish I could go back to my firefly catching days. But I know that God is holding my hand through these hard years, and will help me find myself. :)
|A (very blurry) picture of my sister chauncea (left) and I on my birthday.|