A-Z Challenge 2016: Y for Youth


Youth Quote

Sometimes, I feel like I’m growing up too fast while other times, I feel like I’m not and that time is just flying by.

My mom is the oldest of her siblings so automatically, I am the oldest among my cousins. They are all at least 5 years younger than me. After my mom left for the U.S. and I was left in China, I was often the one in charge of one of my cousin but of course, I was rarely alone. There was always an adult watching over me to make sure I’m doing things right.

Usually, I was not because I was barely seven. I was like Cinderella, a wealthy princess suddenly lost everything. I was used to getting what I wanted and having someone do everything for me.

The adults would often tell me, “Don’t be so childish. Grow up. Be a role model for your cousin.”

So I tried and before I knew it, my childhood was gone and I didn’t get to do anything a child would do. I mean I did play with doll houses but that was before mom left.

After a while and even now that I’m approach mid-20’s, I feel like an adult stuck in a tiny body. So this goes out to everyone, embrace your inner child no matter what age you are.

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4 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge 2016: Y for Youth

  1. The image that keeps me coming back here is the child with the precocious grin and a piece of grass in her mouth. As we grow older, it becomes increasingly difficult to hang on to those images of ourselves. But they’re what make life worth living. No one aspires to spend her or his life as a mule turning grist. And yet, so many do.

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