I Am Growing Up and Looking Back

Let's talk about some memories. 372 People

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2013

    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

    Yesterday was my birthday!

    yay it wasnt exciting......at all.
    teenwolf360 teenwolf360
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2015

    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
    socalsissi socalsissi
    36-40, T
    May 6, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Mar 24, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    Nov 3, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2013

    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:
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 5, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    I don't know what to do with my life

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

    Growing up and looking back,

    quicksand seemed a much bigger problem than it turned out to be.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 12, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2009
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    Jul 10, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2009

    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

    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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