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I Am Growing Up and Looking Back

Let's talk about some memories. 389 People

    School and Books and Homework

     Life is not all about school and books and homework.  I finally realize that.
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    Santa Claus

    As a child growing up in China, I didn't know about "Santa Claus" until school age. Actually when I first saw the picture with a Santa Claus in it. I cringed. In the back of the head I thought that in the the red sack which Santa was carrying...there must be a...
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2008

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    Looking Back At It

    I was raped 7 years ago.  The memory of it comes back randomly and when it does, I play the scene over in my head.  When it does, I feel sick to my stomach.  I don't want to cry, I don't get angry, but my stomach just feels funny.  No idea why I do that. ...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 9 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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    The problem with growing up is seeing your

    heroes for what and who they really are... regular humans... just like you. I can't blame them for my disappointment, the fault is all mine, for believing in them and trusting to be way more than they ever asked to be... It is hard to reflect on times you felt they were there...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2015

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    socalsissi socalsissi 36-40, T May 6, 2014

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    Town of Mosquitos

    I remember in the summer of 2000 I started my internship as a student teacher in a junior high located in a small town of south mainland China. Since I was in a teacher's program of a community college, going to a countryside school to teach for a month was not such a bad option...
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F Jan 9, 2009

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    It Took A Turkey To Realize There Are Better Choices To Be Made! :)

    Better choices...I began thinking about choices today, not just any choices, but better choices. The Thanksgiving went something like this. First it wasn't typical as I went to my old stomping grounds to be with a family member I had not seen in a while. I decided since I was...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F Nov 22, 2012

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    Every time I listen to a Jason Lancaster song,

    this line hits me, "Cause growing old's a fact, but growing up is optional." It always makes me wonder if growing up is really optional, that perhaps maybe...it's still alright to just stay silly and carefree. But I guess, it's not so. I guess it's all pretty connotative...
    JeremyHere JeremyHere 18-21, M Sep 18, 2015

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    Spud

     Spud was the first pet i remember having. She was a brown cat, with a loud meow.    I can't remember how old i was, maybe 7 or 8,  this is one of my earliest memories.    Spud was sick, she'd been sick for a while. My dad was heavily drinking...
    dotta415 dotta415 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2009

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    Life Was So Easy When Summer Lasted Forever...

    Remember that? the feeling that summer lasted forever, and there was so much thrilling potential, just around the corner - all the waterfights, camps, sleepovers, parties, family visits, and feasts that summer held in store?   I reckon its always summertime in heaven.
    Jyssa Jyssa 22-25 Dec 9, 2008

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    Looking Back, Moved Around A Lot.

    21 Years, 2 Countries, 6 Cities, Moved 8 times.   (P.S: I will give out a condensed history of me, will briefly write of moving 4 times) The first time I moved to Dubai from Delhi, I remember being excited a lot. I was moving to a whole new country at a very young age. A...
    kxyz kxyz 22-25, M Feb 10, 2010

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    Yesterday was my birthday!

    yay it wasnt exciting......at all.
    teenwolf360 teenwolf360 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2015

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    Memories

    I may just be 22 but I know iv lived enough to be atleast thirty lol. I look back and I see her. She has dark blue hair,she keeps them straight because she hates her curls. She wears black eyeliner and wears dark blue boot cut jeans most days, she calls them her 'live in' jeans...
    Unmasked Unmasked 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2013

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    Lookin' Back At My Childhood

    everytime i smell the scent of things back in my childhood days like paint, moose, philippine perfume called "colors", etc. etc, i would have flashbacks of those happy times when i had no worries. when i didnt need to think or worry about anything. i miss the...
    fukitol fukitol 18-21, F Dec 1, 2008

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    Growing up and looking back,

    quicksand seemed a much bigger problem than it turned out to be.
    izzypie izzypie 36-40, F Aug 12, 2014

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    Woah? I am 20 years old.

    I've sprouted into a young man positive, strong, confident, happy, and smart. I'm nearly into my third year of college staying and it's moving fast. So much has happened in my life and it has me stronger:
    PozlifeD PozlifeD 18-21, M Dec 5, 2014

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    People are silly.. somethings need to be tended

    often. Why do men so different.. why do they prefer fake love, happiness, why an illusion? why not the honest hard work woman who is not always smiling but who gave so much just .. enjoy time with u like all unconditional love does. to someone like u who hardly gave anything...
    butterflyofchange butterflyofchange 22-25, F Dec 27, 2014

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    My Golden Day.

     My birthday is in 3 days and it's those times when you really sit and evaluate your current life. Of course it's in those times that you truly realize how many close relationships you have and the amount of love the fills your life on a daily basis.  To really explain...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2009

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    I Love You

    In my young beautiful life as a child I played and found joy in most everything I touched or saw. In the uncertain years of being a teen and trying to find the place I belong I loved with fear of losing and cried with hurt of heart, yet found time inbetween to act out...
    Traceavery Traceavery 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    I hate growing up seeing how hard it is I don't

    want to grow up but when I was a kid I always told my mom I can't wait to get older so I can do what I want but I don't care about that no more I care about what am I going to be and will I have enough money and will I have kids and will I have wrinkles
    omfgtori omfgtori 13-15, F Jul 10, 2014

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    Tragedy

     Today for whatever reason I think back on these past three years. The beginning of so many new friendships that quickly dissolved, the tragedies, and the good memories that brought so many laughs. I think about the Man who changed it all by bringing into my life the hero I'll...
    hwood18 hwood18 13-15 Jul 23, 2013

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    Missing What's In Front Of You!

    I don't know why I do this, but I do it everyday, in the morning sit by the window looking out at the garden to the sky daydreaming and going backward! I see visions and images of memories of the past as if I was really there now back at that time and place, then I find myself...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2013

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    I Am Growing Up and Looking Back

    Growing up makes me taste joy and pain. Looking back makes me realize who I was and what I am.  
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F Nov 30, 2008

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    I don't know what to do with my life

    and it stresses me out
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 15, 2015

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    It is life Today I looked at a pic from high

    school. I normally don't take pics because I look weird in pics, but when I was at high school, my ex would want to take pics so they would remain as a memory for us. My ex's birthday is after tomorrow, 28/12 is one date I think I will never ever forget, it is not a matter of me...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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    i have allways been socialy awkard

    but know im strating to understand those around me, and it seems they are starting to get me too i feel apreciated confident and through my downs of bullying a nicer person more forgiving and more self respect gone are the days of depression and feeling like im nothing.
    pineapplelumps pineapplelumps 18-21, F Mar 20, 2014

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    i think its interesting how i see becoming an

    adult and how it has changed. in elementary school i thought it would never happen, in middle school i figured i wouldnt have to think about it for a long time, and now in high school i wonder if i will jump off a bridge before i get the chance to be an "adult". i miss when life...
    ablonddude ablonddude 16-17, M Nov 3, 2014

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    Growing Up And Looking Back

    Growing up, and looking back,That's me,In fact,Not only me,Most grown ups,They look back,How time's flown,Since we were kids!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Aug 18, 2012

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    Finally

    Finally,I'm all grown up,Happy,looking back,Hasn't been easy,But I've tried,Today,Justice played it's part,I got my reward.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 4, 2012

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    Changes & Memories

      I miss living in NY. I lived there until I was 11 years old. Then I moved to Florida -___-. Here, I've become a completely different person from who I was then. Before, I was a naive and stuck-up, spoiled brat. I treated people like they should be honored that I even...
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 26, 2015

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    Can't Stop Looking Back

    I can't help feeling that I want to have my past back, I feel no older than I did at 16, my whole life was turned on it's head and somewhere along the years I've lost myself in my past. I wish I could move on and remember the good times but I can't seem to do it. I'm getting...
    myselfxox myselfxox 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Getting old has it's compensations, but also it's drawbacks. For the last few years or so I have been in transition and it hasn't been easy. But one lady a few years older than me...
    LadyTea LadyTea 56-60, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    When I think about me in my past, I laugh so hard. I was so stupid back then and I have this little feeling that i'll always be. Being funny and stupid can literally help you to...
    faryalvohra faryalvohra 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I'd go back in time and insist on a better relationship. I got married to get out of my parents house, and away from the small fishing community where everyone knew my family, and...
    mrsklemzak mrsklemzak 41-45, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I am 35 year old, decent looking, well educated gay male looking for lesbian girl. Would be a relationship of friendship and understanding. Drop me a message if interested. Not...
    tmorgann tmorgann 31-35, M 14 hrs ago

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    I am 35 year old, decent looking, well educated gay male looking for lesbian girl. Would be a relationship of friendship and understanding. Drop me a message if interested. Not...
    tmorgann tmorgann 31-35, M 14 hrs ago

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    So according to my dad I'm worthless and I don't ever do nothing with my life, according to my mom I'm never getting nowhere in life and she's going to start charging me for rent...
    ImTheQueenFYM ImTheQueenFYM 18-21, F 6 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I am single and looking! I'm a very kind, caring, honest, and genuine guy. I hope one day I'm blessed with an amazing woman I recently got into an accident at work and injured my...
    alex527 alex527 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Looking for MOC. Please message me in pvt if interested. I am from India and work as software engineer. From a good family and cultured background. Open minded. Willing to relocate...
    acoolstud99 acoolstud99 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Looking for MOC. Please message me in pvt if interested. I am from India and work as software engineer. From a good family and cultured background. Open minded. Willing to relocate...
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    I will be 39 later this year. My sister is 35. She and I are still growing taller and developing up top. When I was 32, my shoe size went from size five and a half to a size six...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I was in third grade, just before my family and I moved out west, my mom took my sister and I to Disney World in Florida. WE went to Universal studios and Animal Kingdom as...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    If your life isn't a bit uncomfortable at times, then you're not growing... Maturity comes with growing pain's... By me
    lullabywolfeh lullabywolfeh 51-55, F