"Part of growing up seems to be how you engage with what faces you. How you choose to respond to people and how you choose to face yourself when you see unfamiliar and unwanted parts of your self rising up behind your teeth. The choice of deciding to be one way and not another, and the decisiveness it takes not to allow yourself to gradually tumble into some other selfhood that you haven't invited but that slowly overtakes who you were."
Beautiful Rosie The Fashademic reflects on growing older and wiser (yes, she's 25) and of abandoning the "selves" that don't do us justice.
Girl With a Satchel