Per usually I did my weekly Pinterest Quote hopping, and page after page I couldn't find anything that spoke to me. That was until, about the 67th page, and I came across these two quotes that fit perfectly together. It was either the quote or the birds that caught my attention, but ultimately, the quotes triggered something. I am *cough* 27 years old *cough* and I feel like I am at a pivotal point in my years. I am almost 10 years out of high school and 5 out of college. This may seem like eons ago, but it really wasn't.
So much has happened in the past 27 years, but in the long scheme of things, it is only about 1/4 of my life (I was never good at math...but I think that's about right). So why do I still feel twinges and still am unsettled with things that happened over 10 years ago.
Thinking back to my high school days, there are people who I didn't like because they did mean things to me, or because we were young and impressionable, or because of simple misunderstandings. But aren't people allowed to change? I know I have! If people were to judged me on who I was back then (which I know some probably still do) then no one would like me. So why must I still judge? The answer: I shouldn't.
I feel as though we hold on to things from our past because we can't except that things have changed. I know when I think of change, it can be scary because that means that era has passed and we have moved on. But I'm I ready to move on?! Clearly I am because I am married with a baby. But those days feel like they were just yesterday with those lost friendships, caddy fights, and ex-boyfriends.
But we all have moved on and grown up (at least most of us). Lately I have come to terms with the fact that people have changed and they aren't who they were 10 years ago, in high school talking behind my back. So when I see them at the grocery store I don't need to tuck-tail and run. I should hold my head high and introduce myself. Since clearly they do not know me, and I do not know them anymore...and who knows...I may actually like them!