The Idea Of Growing Up : Life Talk #18

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After downloading my archive on Twitter, I started laughing. My old tweets are like time capsule memories. The tweets that I read brought me back into the mind frame that I was in. After laughing and enjoying my tweets throughout out the years (I signed up for Twitter in 2009) I realized that I could go back to the year 2012.

2012 was probably my own Yeezus. I don’t think I was ever frustrated more in my entire life than in 2012. I channelled most of that energy into my novella and now my website. That isn’t what this about though. I’m 20 years old now. In 2012, I was a 17-year-old in high school.

My tweet back in 2012 when I was 17 is really the focus statement of my website. I didn’t know that at the time, but it holds true. Now 20 and owing this website, my main goal is to keep inspiring dreamers. Though, i’ve aged three years and I’m still the same person with the same ideals.


Someone might say now that i’m 20 that I should act my age, but age really has nothing to do with it. The idea of growing up doesn’t reflect on age for me. Age has nothing to do with growing up, but that’s what it’s more associated with. I grew up the moment I realized I almost died when I was a baby ( I was born with a heart defect) finding that out made me grow up.

Though throughout my childhood and teenage years, I trivialized my heart condition. I still rarely talk about it. Growing up is a funny concept. When I say almost dying made me grow up, I just mean It made me appreciate life more. Honestly though the concept is basically as subjective as music is. Everybody has a different idea on what growing up means. It’s a different feeling to everybody.

It may be subjective, but the association with age and growing up is out-dated. Just because you’re a year older doesn’t mean you’re growing up. It just means you’re getting older. I’m still going to take naps when i’m 30 and if someone tells me to grow up, I’ll tell them the idea of growing up is different for everybody because it truly is. You really just have to think  for yourself and have your own idea on growing up.


Growing up is Hakuna Matata if you think of it that way. There’s going to come a time when I do something childish and someone will say act your age, but I’ll know that i’m just being me.


From The 6ix,With Love

Thank You For Reading

Sincerely, Kid From The 6ix

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