Since childhood, we’ve been fed what’s right and what’s not. A picture of the world been painted for us to envision. A path created for us to follow until we’re a certain age. Everything seems just so right and pretty rainbows. And then, it’s that time when we step out on our own into a world outside our bubble. A world that is not quite how we envisioned it to be. Peaceful yet chaotic, crowded yet lonely. A world that’s continuously moving day after day.
When you step into this fancy looking world, you can feel your nerves shaking, you can feel the adrenaline rush through your veins. At times you just blackout. For some life is easy peasy lemon squeezy, as their parents hold their hands and make them walk even then. For most of us, our parents are behind our backs when we stumble, letting us walk the path we want. And for some, they’re left to fend for themselves entirely due to some unfortunate situation. Everyone has a story of their own that is beyond comparison. And while we’re choosing our path and set on our journey, we are faced with numerous decisions: some blind mistakes, some hard lessons, and some bitter-sweet memories.
While some people are forced to grow up early, most of us grow up at an average age as our life unfolds; and some don’t ever grow up. There are days when we’re faced with difficult challenges, and fear surrounds us. We break, we cry, it feels like our whole world is suddenly falling apart. And all we want to do is, crawl back into our bubble and never come out again. But our bubble doesn’t exist anymore, it’s gone, POP! That’s when we understand that we have grown up, and this is how it feels to GROW UP! It’s not always going to be rainbows and butterflies, but also moments of rain and thunderstorm; also sometimes just bright sunshine. This is what the world is outside our cozy bubble, completely opposite of the picture once painted.
“Growing up is an entire process, a Journey, and an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.”