I’m 24. I often look back on the person I was just a year or six months ago, and wonder how the hell I got here. Going back more than two or three years is just baffling… I feel like I’ve changed so much since then. Life doesn’t even feel remotely the same, my attitudes and ideas have totally transformed, and I seem to be getting exponentially more responsible and practical the longer I live. It’s hard for me to even believe that I was that person, that I did those things and thought that way.
Now, I know some degree of change is normal, but I’m talking about change that feels incredibly rapid to the point that I barely recognize myself six months ago. And the thing is, it’s nothing new-- it’s been like that for the past 4 or 5 years. I feel like I’ve lived many different lives in that short span of time.
I always assumed it was just some weird property about my personality, but I was talking to my husband about this, and it occurred to me that maybe this is completely normal for people in early adulthood–hell, maybe it’s just typical for adults, period.
So I ask those of you, looking back on your early adulthood (say, 18-25)–do you recall dizzyingly fast changes of personality, life attitude, maturity, etc? Or is this just a basic reality of being alive that doesn’t ever end? God, who will I be at 50? :eek:
(Oh, FWIW, these changes have all been positive, resulting in me liking and respecting myself more. It’s just weird.)