Fiction & Creative

The Evolution of Growing Up

By Craig Papajohn-Shaw

Volume 1 Issue 7

April 22, 2021

The Evolution of Growing Up

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I can’t wait to grow up.

I can’t wait to go to high school.

I can’t wait to drive.

I can’t wait to live my life to its fullest.

I wish I was like them.

I wish I wasn't afraid of failure.

I wish I could go back.

I wish I wasn’t my own worst enemy.

I wanted to live my life.

“Life will only get harder from here,” we were told at a young age.

We ignored the warning.

But now that we are older,

We understand that our dreams may not always become reality.

And we just have to focus on the little joys of life.