When I went home over Thanksgiving, I uncovered a lot of artifacts from my childhood. There were some old toys and pictures, but the most interesting thing that I found was a letter that I had written to myself in 5th grade. I think most kids have a lot of dreams and ideas, I mostly just had a lot of questions for when I was grown up. What did I want to be when I grew up? Was my favorite color still red? Was I able to ski faster than my dad? Did I still go to Minnesota in the summer? What was my favorite book?
I realized I knew all the answers. So I'm a grown up now? I'm a legal adult, have grown taller than most kids, and have worked a couple of jobs. I've even graduated high school. I'm 20 years old, practically ancient to my 5th grade self. It's strange, I don't feel like much of a grown up.
I guess there isn't much of an obvious transition between the two states. Wouldn't things be easier if we could see the changes?