Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I Don't Want To Grow Up....

I was on my way to work yesterday morning, stuck in traffic. Listening to the honking horns and staring at the miles of brake lights in front of me. I looked down at my outfit, a sleek pencil skirt, high heels and my new favorite scarf, and I just thought to myself...how did I get here?
What happened to the ripped jeans, Hollister sweatshirt wearing, small town girl. How did I get here in  this big ole city, being all adult like.


Where did the time go?


It's crazy how fast life can take us and change us. One minute were here and the next thing you know it's 5 years later and you are all grown up!

I remember growing up in a town where everyone knew my name, and here I am in a city big enough to hold 4 of my towns, easily.

I remember spending my paychecks on shopping trips with my friends, not bills on bills on bills.

I remember when my biggest fear was failing a test, not worrying about not only myself my my mini family.

I remember growing up never locking the doors, and always welcoming friends and neighbors in to our homes, now I am nervous about everyone I meet.

Being young, and naive is one of the greatest things we can experience. We look at the world in such a way that we don't know the bad that surrounds us and we always look for the good in people. I find myself second guessing people's intentions, and trying to read beyond their outside. I don't completely turn my back to people because I don't trust easily.

I remember always being told "don't rush growing up" "be a kid as long as you can" and there is not a day that goes by that I believe that is the best advice I ever received. Even though growing up, living on your own and starting the life you have always dreamed of is a blast, nothing ever beats being a kid.






11 comments:

  1. 1. You are gorgeous! 2. I love this post....I came from a small town too and now I'm in the city and I keep thinking "life was sooo much easier back then"

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  2. I think about this all the time. Turning 30 next year has kind of kicked my butt a little in the "holy crap I've grown up" department! ps-you look awesome!

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  3. Growing up is so scary! I know I'm only 23 but the days of getting out of trouble is long past us and now everything we do, we're responsible for the outcome and consequences. But at least we get wiser with age, right?!

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  4. I was always given the same advice about taking my time growing up and I really took it to heart. My parents grew up young. They were parents by 16 and even before that, their family lives caused them to have to rush into being mature. They wanted different for their kids and of all of us, I took it the most serious. Which is probably where my whole blog concept stems from. I still don't want to be a grown up!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

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  5. agreed! it all hit me when i got married in January. I always remember being a teen thinking I just want to be out of high school and in my 20s and married. It felt like it would never get here! But then it came in a flash! Its crazy how fast life goes.

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  6. I seriously coudlnt agree more! i feel like just the other day i was in highschool and now im going to be a mom! its crazy the way times flies or maybe just the way we grow up! either way we gotta cherish each moment!

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  7. I hate growing up! People told me time would go faster now that I have kids and boy are they right. Best way to stay a kid is act like one ;)

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  8. I couldn't agree with this post more, even though I still live in the same small town so much has changed. We used to not have to lock our doors or cars, but the neighborhood has steadily been getting worse and now we have to. I used to be able to go to the park, by myself, all day (as long as I was home when the street lights came on) and now I can't imagine even letting my son go in our yard by himself. Crazy how much has changed!

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  9. That scarf and bag on my wishlist:)

    Amy
    http://www.apparelnbags.com/port-company/sweatshirts.htm

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