Friday, March 15, 2013

When We Were Young


Whenever spring rolls around, thoughts of a younger and wilder time comes rushing back to me. Not that I am no longer still young and wild . . . and well free. But maybe I am just a different, more adult, version of being all these things. I think it's the hint of warmth in the air that makes the brain think these exhilarating thoughts. Summer. School's out. Everything is still up in the air. Going out behind our parent's back. Kissing boys in cars. Trying so hard to fit in. Fearing so much that we won't fit in at all. Messing up and placing blame in places they don't belong. Not knowing what is right and what is wrong. Trying too hard. Not trying hard enough. Hating ourselves and others and the world. The moment when falling in love for the first time happens and makes everything shitty feel so much better again. Man, we felt a lot when we were young. But we also didn't know a lot yet. Being young and wild and free . . . well it's tough. But it's also beautiful. I love comparing myself now to who I was in high school. Just another tall and lanky kid in awkward flares and beat up Converse and who wasn't that great in math but could tell one heck of a story. Or at least that is what her English teach said. Only thought she knew real love twice, and is now still trying to figure out what love actually means and if she'll actually find it. Her head was full of dreams and her notebooks were filled with scribbles of these dreams in their tangible and animated forms. Never really feeling good enough for lots of things and was scared of so much because of it, but somehow found a way to trust her own head and heart, and that led her just fine. But still so many things need to be figured out. To be experienced. The journey of being young and becoming wise begins each and every single day. And it never ends if we make the decision to never let it end. And we can keep on learning and being young forever because of it. If we want it. Let's use this summer to bring back all that remind us of when we were young. The amazing and unforgettable. Even the hardest and scariest parts. Let's take them all and not be afraid to live them again. Young. And wild. And free. Why not? Without them, we wouldn't be who we are today. And because of that we should be proud of who we were then.

** Pictures from random tumblrs including:  http://thebohemiangirl.tumblr.com/ and http://bohemianspirit.tumblr.com/

30 comments:

Juliette Laura said...

Perfect Inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

xoxo
Juliette Laura
juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Mohd Lokman Bin Ramli said...

Nice.. i hope you will find true love and happines

Seeking Style said...

Love!

xo Jennifer

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irene wibowo said...

flowery boots! so lovely!
Irene Wibowo

Gabriella Briceño said...

This is what I really love about visiting your blog, each time the words come to me in a very powerful way, truly love your writing, plus the pictures are so inspiring. xx's from Venezuela.

Gaby,


http://www.saythefword.com

Vanesa Cruz said...

Lovely inspiration pictures! :)

aiken said...

so true!!!
xx
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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Love these pictures so much. Great inspirations! xx

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Mira said...

Lovely inspirations <3

xx

TheMindsClothes said...

Love those inspirations !

Brooklyn Grace said...

hi dear
thanks for your lovely comment on my blog
very nice and inspiring post!
kisses

Milex said...

allthebigtrees said...

I adore all of these. x

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Yaël Ricquier said...

Thanks doll!

i loved every single picture!
Great blog following!
xoxo
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MargieF said...

I really agree with the 'Reading is crucial' quote...I feel so bad for people who don't know the feeling of getting into a great book. It is so essential for the imagination.
margief
x
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AVY said...

All youth fades, I hate that.

/Avy

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Midori said...

Beautiful!

India Zahn said...

quite lovely pictures!

Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

Love all these, haha <3




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Paige said...

Oh wow wonderful photos! So inspirational. Love the one with the shoes and flowers! So pretty! x

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Catarina said...

I love both the pictures and the text...so inspiring. <3 x

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monkeyshines ♥ said...

inspiring vintage details!

monkeyshines
http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com

canvasofculture said...

beautiful words, really:) there is always so much more left to see and experience!
xx

Sharon Clause said...

wonderful inspiration :] I've totally been embracing being young & free lately. having that mindset rocks. :]

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Am2Pm Chic said...

Beautiful inspiration.
xoxo
Christy

http://www.am2pmchic.com/

Kacie Cone said...

Wow every time I come to your blog I leave feeling so inspired!

lifeisamaze said...

Lovely post !

Emilie said...

Beautiful words and love the pictures.

DEA said...

Loving the vibe of this post
xxx