Friday, April 4, 2014

Where is That Girl?

Thinking back on middle and high school days...
At the end of the school year, when everyone is signing yearbooks, there are always people that write, "Don't ever change." 

But the truth is, people are always changing. And they should change, grow, learn. The older we get, the wiser we are, right? 

People can remain the same in core values and beliefs, but we have this incredible ability to change and adapt to new surroundings, new experiences, and so much more. 

Not all change is always good, though. There's always the flip side, the yin to the yang. Sometimes people can get lost along the way in this journey that we call life. But no matter how lost someone is, there should always be hope in finding the person that once was.

Where did that girl go?
The one that was fearless. 
The girl that spoke her mind. 
Always telling it like she saw it. 
Always ready for a debate. 

Where did that girl go?
The one that was outgoing.
The girl who was constantly talking.
Always a smile on her face.
Always a friend to someone in need.

Where did that girl go?
The one that had dreams.
The girl who had goals to go after.
Always a plan for everything. 
Always motivated to get things done.

Where did that girl go?
The one that was tireless.
The girl who was determined.
Always proving her strength.
Always pushing forward no matter what.

Where did that girl go?
She was once fearless. 
She was once outgoing. 
She was once a dreamer. 
She was once tireless.

What she was once, she no longer is.

Where did that girl go? 

I need to find her. I need to know her. I need to be her friend. Once again.

So remember that change is good. Change is inevitable. 
And if you know a girl that has fallen, or who is a little bit lost, remember who she once was and encourage her to maybe find her old self again. No, she will never be the same girl, because she has changed; but she can draw renewed strength from who she once used to be.

And those are my deep thoughts this Friday. Have you had any deep thoughts lately?

What are your plans for this weekend?

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Marieken Hoefnagel said...

Very deep thoughts! I like them :-)

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

I was just thinking about how much people change the other day! It will be 10 years since I graduated from high school this summer, and just by looking at Facebook, I can tell that most of us have really evolved. But it's a good thing. Wouldn't it be horrible if we all stayed teenagers forever? Haha.

Katie Crafts said...

What a great message! Sharing! :)

bitsofthepastandpresent said...

Thank you for your thoughts and the amazing poem. It is so nice to know that we all change into who we are meant to be. No longer fearful. Love your message. Suzy

mary ann said...

good point! and such right timing because i feel it is the to talk to my little girl about her individuality as a girl
thank you

Memories for Life said...

What a wonderful poem! Change is definitely a good thing, while not losing sight of who we are.

Jeannie said...

I don't know if you're old enough to attend a 10, 15, or 20 year reuinion...but it might be nice to find who changed the most!

Dana Cheers to Novelty said...

I think I constantly think of those thoughts in a moving forward kind of way. What characteristics am I bringing with me and what have I left behind? It's always good to strive for self-improvement through self-reflection and if you lost some valuable core characteristics, I think it's still there, just buried under lots of things like bad experiences, grief, and just time. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Kim. :) I should start a section in my blog for this too rather than just thinking to myself before falling asleep every night. hehe.

Louida Martin said...

Great message! Change is always good or we wouldn't grow and mature.

My weekend plans consists of Spring cleaning.

Marlys Folly said...

Great post and yes change is good.. We all change all the time depending on what happens in our lives and where we go. I have been thinking about this lots over the last few weeks and all the changes that I have gone through.

Olena said...

Very good post! Over the last year I've changed a lot, and yes change is good!

Powers Of Love said...

I like your poem, and ask myself the same question all the time. I'm learning to try not to dwell on that though. If I do, I get too caught up in what once was, and the old days, which aren't coming back. You are a good friend, you are there when people need you, and you are a good person. I'm thankful to have you as my friend! There's been many days your jokes and messages have pulled my sullen self up. Hugs my friend!

Natalia Khon said...

Where did that girl go? I am glad she did! :) She is much happier now :)

Holly said...

Lovely post! Some of the best changes in my life have seemed like negative ones at first, but turned out to be for the best. Makes me approach change differently, now!

Marsha said...

I see what you mean Kim, your post was very insightful. It makes one stop and take time to reflect on who we are and where we have been and where we are now and where we are going! Great job!

Kristin Aquariann said...

Powerful post! It's funny, a lot of people who wrote that kind of thing in my yearbook didn't know a thing about me.

La Vie En May said...

Love it. I couldn't agree with you more Kim. Change is a wonderful thing and we should embrace it instead of running away from it.

misssrobin said...

I like your deep thoughts. I'm too tired to come up with my own right now, so I'll just ponder yours for a while.

Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

have a great weekend

Raymanda Floden said...

Change is always good, it means we are learning and growing, experiencing new things. Taking i the world. Just never lose your inner beauty, that never changes. Visiting from SITSgirls ShareFest. have a great day!!! Thanks for the beautify words this morning.

Rachel said...

Change can certainly be either for the better or for the worse--but you're right, it's inevitable, so we ought to strive for changing to become better.

Veronica Franco Sierra said...

What a gorgeous poem!!

I love it! Will definitely be coming back to it ;-)

Veronica said...

Stopping my from the SITS sharefest and I love your deep thoughts! My deep thoughts lately have been about the future and pondering what steps I will be taking next. Scary and exciting all at the same time!

Tracie Nall said...

I like this. And your poem is beautiful. I think, like most things in life, it is all about balance. Changing and growing, yet not forgetting who you are deep inside.

Rose Clearfield said...

Paige is right that it would be awful if we remained teenagers forever. We have to embrace change. Great post!

Kate Brooks said...

Change has always scared me. But, getting better with it!