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Dec. 3rd, 2006 | 12:01 am

I've learned in the past year that growing up is not a choice. Life will throw all sorts of surprises your way, and in dealing with these surprises, you begin to grow up. Sometimes you're ready for these surprises, but for the most part, you're not.
Life is funny, isn't it? As a child, you live almost completely oblivious to what is really going on around you. Then slowly, but surely, life begins to unfold its sadness and pain upon you and you learn that that idealistic, perfect world you lived in was not so perfect after all. But somewhere in all of that sadness and pain lies a lesson for you to learn. Without pain or sadness, you would never learn to truly appreciate the happiness and beauty that lies underneath the suffering and pain.
Growing up means learning to own up to your faults and weaknesses. You go from hiding behind a mask to facing them head on and striving to better yourself.
You get hurt, but you heal and learn to trust again. You love, and sometimes the feelings are not returned, but you continue to love. It's all a part of this journey that we're all on. We may be at different points on the road, and we may be traveling at different speeds, but we're all living life and growing up.

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Oct. 23rd, 2006 | 08:38 pm

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