What does it mean to grow up? Does it mean high heals and gold silk and satin gracing the body in grandiose folds? Does it mean to strut your stuff and fit the mold?
That's not me, that's never me talking about fashion and jewellery.
For me, to grow means more than that. You learn to fly with flourishing wings and know its okay to fall flat But get up again, keep going knowing that you're growing and all that.
To grow is to know of the dynamic world that exists with languages and food and culture that sits all around, in the front and the back from which you'll find that there is a place where you'll fit.
Growing old doesn't mean to let go of the stories that you heard when you were a child from books, TV and movies. Good lessons can be found in anything around you, so hold back on your explanations and sorry's.
Growing up means to let the child inside you thrive bringing with it all the experiences it tries to hide. Own up to who you are and don't let people deter you. A true grown up is someone who's true to what's inside.