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Long story short, we all know at 18 we can vote, be considered adult. Buy a beer at a pub, legally..I’m not officially sure of age we stop physically growing to full potential – height, figure. But I’ve pondered recently.. when are we grown?! Emotionally, I’m still growing, at aged 40. I became a parent early 30’s and it was all so new and exciting. Inside I felt so young, I still do, in some ways. I remember hearing. as I grew up. ” What do you want to be when you grow up? ” It was always as though we have ine goal to achieve. One path. I’ve learned that there isn’t really a defining point. That I have had a career that I`m notblikely to return too, just because I`m at a different stage now in my life. I have new chapters. There are timrs I feel I expect more of my children, while I stumble through making mistakes. Aren’t I suppose to be sorted by now? I feel ultimately I’m a growing up grown up! Because we can grow and learn constantly. That an important factor to remember…that I read somewhere Stop and appreviate our children for where they are at, right now. There accomplishments now..Then the potential. There grown up goals? Right now is the most valuable. Embrace it!


Posted by neat22, 26th July 2016


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  • There are always challenges and obstacles in life that we have to learn to cope with. They’re always different. So I don’t think we ever stop growing and changing until we die

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  • The most interesting people I’ve met have changed what they wanted to be when grown up several times. There is so much focus on our careers instead of what legacy we leave behind and what values we hold dear.


    • Love all of your points and you are spot on with your comments – interesting people do have many changes and many stories to tell too.

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  • Life and the journey is constant and evolves over time. The change and direction makes it fun too.

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  • Great idea to appreciate the ‘moment’. I also agree that there is not ‘end point’ in so many realms of life from career, to families, to emotional and ‘spiritual’ development – just changes and seasons and new challenges at every stage (so it seems sometimes!). Perhaps being ‘grown up’ is when you take responsibility for yourself, have capacity and ability to help others and be helped by them; sort of ‘integrated’ into society?

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