Hey Kid: Growing Up
Don’t be in too much of a rush to grow up. I know it looks like a lot of fun, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Too many of us spend our youth wishing we were older and then turn around and wish we were younger when we’re old. Enjoy where you are, when you are there. Treasure the innocence of youth. The time goes by way too quickly. I have come to a place in my life where I’ve learned to accept the stages. There are certainly advantages to being a child, but I wouldn’t want to go back in time and relive most of it, especially the teen years. With age has come wisdom and the lessons it took to get me to this point were often painful. I try now to learn without the mistakes. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
Life is not a race. Don’t be so anxious to get to the next checkpoint. It’s just around the corner and will be here soon enough.