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Do We Ever Really "Grow Up"?

Ever since I was……BORING! I don’t know if we ever “grow up”. We get older, we grow taller and a little wiser day by day but do we ever really “grow up”? The age old saying “young at heart” or however that shit goes. I know I don’t like to think about growing up in the way society has formed the term. Again here we go with social norms or whatever shit you want to categorize it as. A thing that has to happen where we transition from youth to adulthood. I guess, well, no there is. But, there comes a point where your brain fully develops and you can comprehend a lot more about life than you did when you were say 5, then 11, then 20, then 25, 26, 30. Each decade is different I suppose. Maybe I’m still too young and in my prime to be writing on this topic. I still have the rest of my life to experience. However, the fact of the matter is, yes, I am more grown up than I was a year ago. But the best thing about it is, I will be more grown up tomorrow than I am at this very moment. I’ve come to understand a lot about life, but there is still so much more that I have yet to understand. Things that I was so closed minded about. Things that I didn't even want to open the door in my brain to try and comprehend because I simply did not want to or just had a warped sense of reality about. Because I can be extremely stubborn. I’ve learned that about myself. That I can be stubborn about silly things that once I opened my mind to it, to think about it, I discovered that I actually enjoyed the thoughts or the ideas that I once found so repulsing and nerve wracking and just thought myself to be incapable of. The biggest thing that I have so far taken away from life is that everything is a learning process and that everyone is experiencing life for the first time. Isn’t that wild to think? EVERYONE IS EXPERIENCING LIFE FOR THE FIRST TIME. It’s kind of crazy to process that. Because sometimes, I know for me, I can look at someone who seems to have their shit together in life and think, wow I wish that I was more like that, I wish my brain worked like theirs. Never thinking, “oh maybe I should ask them HOW they do it”. Because there’s always a process and strategy to how everyone works. This is why I love saying “Take everything with a grain of salt”. SO CLICHE I KNOW, BUT, what works for one person may not work for me BUT one small little detail might. And that’s where the growth continues, at least for me. I love taking one little small detail or advice from learning how someone else’s brain processing works and use what I think will work for me. That’s the beauty of it all, how trying and failing is so important to be able to continue growing. So I guess in retrospect, growing up never stops. I find it extremely important to try and fill your brain with as much knowledge and tips and tricks and advice and everything in between while you can. With the short time we are given on this earth, you can live it however you want to. I know for me, I try to soak up as much as I can and learn and listen to those around me so I can tell stories to others so others can continue to grow and learn and challenge themselves. I find myself learning from people younger than me everyday. Even though I am only 26, I find myself so inspired and motivated by people at least 10 years younger than me because they have fresh brains. Their generation is so free spirited and unapologetic and live life without caring about what anyone thinks of them, while also remaining structured and busy. Because I have always said that life is all about balance and finding your groove. So let that be something to take away from this blog, learn to let yourself find balance in how you grow and learn. Do everything little by little and make sure you take the time to spread everything out and process for however long you need to. I really go off on tangents in these blogs and don’t really keep a structure. I have learned that my way of writing is more just letting the voice in my head flow onto the page because that’s how my brain works. If I just write, I can get it out and hopefully make a point about my view on things. Now I am just rambling. Anyways, as Jack once said in Titanic, and I have quoted this before, “To make each day count.” 

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