Growing Up Research Paper

Did your life force you to grow up? I remember being 4 years old and praying to god that I get older faster. I always wanted money in my wallet like my dad, so I can buy my own candy. I recall crying at the age of 8 because my mom said I was not old enough to wear her red lipstick. At that moment, all I wanted was to be tall, big and grown so that I could make my own choices and live life my way. My wishes did come true, but it is like the wish granted by a bad genie, he tricked me. The universe seems to take away a part of you as it grants your wishes. I grew up. Then I realized, growing up is not just reaching adulthood, maturing or having to be responsible. Growing up is losing innocence and having to search for happiness! Growing up is …show more content…
I thought life would get better, but then I became aware of the fact that I am different. Individuals same age as me thought I should not be treated the same way just because I am different. It took growing up together with them, to earn their trust and show them that it is okay and I am just as naive and similar to them. Once that barrier was dealt with, a lot of opportunities came my way. I started a part-time job, and I was getting steady paychecks. With money comes a form of freedom; I could "buy my own candy". I did not buy candy, instead I conveyed my first steps to adulthood. At the age of 16, I claimed I was independent because I made $100 every two weeks. As much as I thought I was grown, I was naive and took every opportunity that was given to me. I made poor choices, I went against my parents will, and I made many decisions that I regret. I learned everything the universe offers, you should not be welcomed with open hands. At the age of 16, I found my very first boyfriend and my parents were totally against him. He meant too much to me to just give up. My first relationship lasted one year, I gave my everything to ensure his happiness. I loved spending time with him, he made me feel at home, everything was always okay when I was with him. He instantly made me feel better about everything. It was like an addiction, I needed him every day, every minute and every …show more content…
If growing up is hard for you, you can lean on them because they will help you. They will never turn their back against you. Growing up is realizing your parents were right. You were innocent prior to growing up because you were naive. Growing up is always challenging because it involves maneuvering through obstacles, facing failure and fears. It is just a part of pushing forward in life, molding and discovering who you are as a person. Growing up is worth the lessons that were learned and the memories that were made. At the end of the day, does anyone really have a choice but to grow

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