Alas the final gong just rung, and reality has dealt its final blow not only reviving me, but shattering whatever conception i had that i was still a kid. I wouldn’t say i didn’t see this coming but it still surprises. It starts gradually you see, coaxing you slowly until finally it snaps shut, and its too late. Turning 16 at first, leaving high school a senior and inheriting certain responsibilities, it may be strange to you but it doesn’t take time for you to get a hang of things, you get all pumped up with adrenaline, and before you know it two years go by and your 18 more chores and responsibilities add up, at this stage we become more aware of our surroundings, and who we are as a person our views on society, politics, sports, science, and we create our own lifestyle choices. It doesn’t sound like much does it ? Suddenly your 21 and screaming along in the car with your close friends to the songs you listened to as a sad middle school kid and everything is different but everything is good.
There is this popular saying that goes like this “LIFE IS LIKE A RIVER”. One thing most people don’t know is that a river flows in one direction, ever forward and never backward, so as you grow and flow down the river as you lose certain parts of you that you can never get back and thats your childhood, its memories linger like an after scent, triggered periodically by certain events, scents, tastes or sounds. Being an adult also has it’s perks you know, you get to stay up late, but then again you have to get up early for work….ahh work how could I forget work the place where you go from 9-5 every day so you can get money, money that gets all the cool stuff you want.
In addition, being an adult gives you a true look as the world is an what and what it could be, every changing as a result of the choices we make, every second of every minute of every hour of every day, like a labyrinth, every thought a battle ,every breath a war. Personally I believe being an adult is only about making choices either right or wrong, learning from our mistakes and trying to do better in our own little way. If you don’t believe this ill prove this as you read on.
In life we always have to choose between stepping forward steeping forward into growth, whether the choice is good or bad, in some way the choices we make also in turn makes us, hence “GROWTH” or stepping back into our comfort zone, either way a choice is made.
I have lived for over two decades, short as it may sound, I believe if I say it this way it’ll make me sound older and what am about to say will come from a place of wisdom not from a child who is in his early twenties and believes he nows all about the world, yes maybe I haven’t seen enough to say this but here goes. I believe sincerely that life all boils down to three things; How much you loved, How gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.