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Wednesday August 22, 2018
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Y-Speak: Looking back at my younger self

AS WE grow older we realize that life of being a grown-up is not easy as we thought it to be.

Now living and working as young adult, I found myself juggling the responsibilities of paying my bills and buying my needs and wants.

I admit the excitement of independence and responsibility that goes with it is challenging.

Surviving alone is hard. But for me, it answers many of my why's.

Why do my parents have to be away on some important moments of my life?

Why do we need money so much?

Having my own problems as a young adult made me forgive my childhood grudges. I understood that back then, they prioritized work because they need to.

I felt ashamed of myself, for harboring feelings of distrust when all they did were for our family's welfare.

Problems that punched the life out of me are not comparable to my woes before.

I realized that life gets complicated as you go older.

This realization made me want to reach out to my parents for strength.

I am able to stand again after a big fall because I saw them standing where I left them waiting for me.

And the walls I built for so long melted. Actually, these walls caused me to suffer as I withheld my love and care they deserve.

All I can say now is revenge is not good. Too much pride is not good, and forgiveness is sweet.


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