When I Was…
When I was a kid
My biggest worry was how I could convince my mom to let me stay up to watch the latest Disney Channel movie. My favorite songs were about princesses from animated movies. My best friend was whoever I was playing with at the time and my favorite color changed by the day. The world seemed so big when my life was so small.
When I was a teen
My biggest worry was what grade I had in science. My friends and I would stay up late dreaming about love we didn’t understand and planning for futures that seemed so certain. I listened to songs about growing up and thought I was invincible. The world was so small but seemed so big.
Now I am an adult
My biggest worry is making sure I pay my bills on time. My friends have all grown up and we talk about weddings and future children. I listen to songs I heard as a kid and complain about the latest pop. The world is so big and I am deciding where I stand in it.
Someday I will be old and gray
My biggest worry will be someone cheating at bridge. My friends and I will stay up until 8 recounting war stories from our 20’s. I will listen to music that reminds me of loves I have shared and memories made. The world will seem so small for my life has been so big.