We were different;
We were different before paying bills
We were different before heartbreak
We were different before going out into the world.
A matrix of experiences,
Breaking and building our identity,
Chipping and molding our character
We fall, we fail, we fear
We fight, we find, we fulfill
We realize a fall is nothing but a wake-up call
We realize failure is not just the end,
but a fresh step towards success
We realize fear is not the enemy-
Fear is a sincere friend
These are things we overcome as we grow
When life throws us stones,
We use them as stepping stones
With eyes wide open,
I can look beyond the surface
It was a fog in the beginning,
But now I see life’s purpose.
There is no single purpose.
We have our own ambition.
Half the journey is finding it,
The other half is keeping our conviction.
There wasn’t a single moment
Where I thought “Man, I’m grown”.
A multitude of experiences
Let me know we’re on our own.
It’s funny though
How we want to be on our own,
But once we’re there
We start feeling alone
We make plans,
Life laughs in our face
We think we know best
Until we fall flat on our face
The most important thing about growing
Is appreciating how much we change
How life is not constant
But very much strange…
Oh, how different we are-
We are different because we pay bills
We are different because of heartbreak,
We are different because we came out to the world
and are still pulling through
With a smile.
Oh, how beautiful life is.