Tuesday, April 10, 2012

it takes time

At the age of 18, I had the world figured out!

I knew it all

Or at least I thought I did.

I listened to my parents and did not stray far from their teachings. But in my mind...I was GROWN. It was time for me to live the life that I wanted to live. I was in college and I was ready to take the world by storm.

A funny thing happened between 18 and 22...I experienced life. I grew up even more than before. I still thought that I knew it all.

By 30, I had truly experienced so many things that I was in position to REALLY know it all.

As I slide toward my 40th birthday in December, I realize what I should have learned as a teen...what I should have learned at 18...I don't know it all. Life's experiences help mold us into who we are. Through those experiences we gain wisdom. I'm sure you thought you knew it all at one point in time. Just be glad that you got a chance to live long enough to learn more.


Mizrepresent said...

First!!!!! Amen, as i sit at this very moment and wait on my 18 yr old son to get home. I keep thinking when will he get it...what more can i say...and you just reminded me...it takes time, patience, an a whole lot of prayers.

12kyle said...

@ Miz
LMAO @ you!!! You ain't been first in a minute!

Wow...you're up waiting on him. A mother's job is never done!

He'll get it. Much like I did...it just takes time

Tee Reese said...

Parents just don't understand... "I got this!" You'll see... LOL! And as we step out the doors and 'Got this!' we slowly, but a lot of times quickly are reminded of the teachings we tried to ignor.

I can remember hearing my parents voices, "you gon' learn". I can hear it now, momma use to say... "leave 'em alone, he'll learn soon enough".

Momma was right! And I thank you for installing in me when I thought I didn't need that advice.

Great share!

Queen of My Castle said...

LOL @ you 'sliding' toward 40. That's a nice age for men, IMO. You become distinguished and your sex appeal soars through the roof due to a more settled nature. I always say I don't miss being under the age of 25 one bit. I made lots of silly mistakes. Glad I'm wise enough to have learned from them. I second Miz and Tee.It takes time.

12kyle said...

@ Tee
Mannnn, if we had a $ for every time they told us one of "life's lessons"...we'd be sitting on some money!

@ Queen
Yes, I'm sliding into 40. We all make mistakes. I think as long as we continue to learn and NOT make the same ones, we'll be ok