Ever wonder why we have to grow up so fast? I guess everyone has his or her own moment, where you sat down quietly, as thou the Earth stood still, staring out faraway, and reminiscing the past. When we were young, we wanted to grew up so fast, we worried that if we couldn't catch up with the others, we would be left behind, and good memories just come and go to the back of our head, things happen so quickly like a blink of an eye. God, were kind enough to fulfill our little wishes, we sure did grow and after living for 23 years in this world, growing up sure ain't fun anymore. Tonnes of things to worry, tonnes of things to do, never ending business of managing your own life.
I remembered I was once like that little girl in the picture, parents brought me to the beach, bought me a kite, my father taught me to fly a kite for my very first time, my father held the string for me, and I was at the other end holding the kite, and when the wind came, I ran with all my energy and simultaneously letting the kite go when my skillful father made that jerk on the string, the kite was brought up by the wind with one go and I jumped up full of joy running towards my father to take over the captain place, " you have control... now do it slowly, you don't want to break the or get entangle with branches from the trees." my father said. Holding my hand lightly he taught me how to maneuver my own kite, how to fly it high, and how to bring it low when the wind was too strong, he was there for me every single step till he felt that I was capable enough to handle the strong wind and take care of my own kite.
Life was easy and simple back then, as I knew if I ever had any problem I can always fall back to my parents, and there are always there to back me up, to support me, to correct me and to bring back on my path, to pat off the dirt on my shoulder, to wipe off my tears when I cry and continuously, without failing, telling me that I can do it.
I am 23 years old now, and if my life were to equate with a process of flying a kite, I am now at the stage where I am taking over the captain seat and I know very soon in the near future, I will have to fly my own destiny and to not only take care of my own life but as well as the passenger that had made a significant impact in my life, my father, my mom and my sister. Tonnes of things to worry, tonnes of business to take care of, I know I wouldn't be able to fall back to my parents like I used to when I am young, I will have to watch my own back from now on and continue marching forward in life.