I try not to go backwards, it's not a good thing to think about the past so much that you aren't looking forward... that's where we should be focusing our efforts. But it's hard to not think about the places where I've lived a part of my life. They no longer are familiar to me, even when I visit. Along this creek I was 15 and it was a hard part of my life. If you've ever moved to a new place, you know what I mean. Even though the town was picture perfect, it didn't feel that way.
I spent the remainder of what was left of my teen years in limbo until the BIG part of my life started. Isn't that just the way we are as teens, waiting for life to "start" instead of using each day to the fullest? You can't explain the urgency, that time is ticking, even when you're young. Sometimes the best advice comes from the least expected source...
Advice From a Tree
Stand Tall and Proud
Go out on a Limb
Remember your Roots
Drink Plenty of Water
Be Content With your Natural Beauty
Enjoy the View