domingo, 13 de diciembre de 2009
Growing is what life is about, life is about experiencing things, exploring the world, learning to make a living (or as we say in Mexico chasing the steak) and more important learning how to deal with people good and bad. My favorite part of growing is that while we grow we also acquire wisdom, independence and authority. Those seem such important things for me that I don't understand the obsession of modern society with teenagers. I get the fact that having few responsibilities and many dreams about your future seem very appealing but when I remember who I was as a teenager I feel relieved I am not that naive girl anymore. I am proud of myself for obtaining more and more financial and emotional independence and for becoming a well respected autonomous woman. Of course becoming that woman has a cost. I had to face harsh realities and let go of many dreams because I realized they were implausible and that was hard. However, even if now my brain is not as fast as it was at eighteen, even if I no longer can dance the whole night without feeling like dying next morning I love to grow. I love all the changes and experiences life has given to me. I love who I am now and I hope I'll learn to love who I'll become despite the wrinkles and the dreams I'll have to leave behind.