Growing Up – Changing Throughout The Years

From my teenage years to adulthood. That huge transition from good and bad experiences has helped me become the person I am today. Could I have become a different person if I experienced life differently? Perhaps… Find this out and more here!

I decided to treat myself today and get my hair done.

The hairdresser who did it I have known for years, since I was in year 1 to be exact! We also went to high-school together but even though we were close friends when we were younger, life took us both into different directions.

We had a good catch up today and I realised how much I have changed over the years and also how fast the years have actually flown by.

We reminisced about high school and talked about how I was always bunking school. I was a little rebel to be honest but that was mainly because I was getting bullied and felt like I wasn’t being listened to.

We spoke about the people we used to hang around with in school and it made me wonder what they are all doing now after all this time. Other than Tom and Staci, I didn’t keep in contact with anybody else.

Life was so different back then even though high school was not the highlight of my youth, but things were a lot simpler in those days despite not having felt like it.

I was one of those kids who hated school and wasn’t interested in learning and getting straight A’s, but if I could do school over again I would do it differently. I could say I’d do a lot of things differently if i’m honest.

I have good memories of growing up which include staying out until 4am and drinking lambrini, but I’ve realised now as a Mum myself how much worry I must have put my parents in having got up to so much mischief throughout my teenage years.

It got me contemplating how much I’ve changed over the years and how the experiences I’ve had in my life shaped who I am today. I mean now I’d say I’m quite mature.

I do like to have fun and mess around though, but I wouldn’t see myself going partying and getting drunk. Instead however I’d quite happily snuggle up with a good book, get a takeaway and have a glass of wine! (Who’s with me on this one?)

I’d consider myself more outspoken these days too. It has got me in trouble quite a few times but I remember the days where I would just go with what other people said and be very quiet and closed off.

I wouldn’t say that was the best way to live. It made me feel that nobody truly knew me properly, as I always showed only what I thought people would like about me and hid the rest of myself.

Ever since I met Liam, and it might sound really cheesy but I realised that I could trust him and could be my crazy self around him without judgement. It also made me realise I shouldn’t care what other people think about me or whether they like me or not. I should just focus on the people who love me for who I am.

When it comes to growing up I’ve noticed that we worry about fitting in with everybody else, what they think of us and even try to change the way we are to make people like us rather than just being ourselves.

I think with all experiences I’ve had growing up, the good and the bad have made me who I am today, and I think I like the person i’ve become. It’s just amazing to think of all the changing faces and personalities I went through to get to where I am today.

Does anybody else look back and think “Wow, I’ve changed so much since I was younger”?

 

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-Zoe

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Author: Zoe

Hi! I'm Zoe Williams. I am a mum of 4 children and I am in a happy relationship with my partner Liam. I like reading, writing and various other activities. I like spending time with the kids and now I am here to blog about it.

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