Finish the sentence


This is a great exercise in self-realization, and personal growth. It can be as simple, or difficult as you make it. Don’t over think, just write whatever comes to mind.

Let’s enjoy reading your comments and learning about one another, and maybe even a little about ourselves.

Finish The Sentence:

When I was a kid, I thought  ___________________, but the older I get, I realize  ______________________________.

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Happy Weekend,

42 thoughts on “Finish the sentence

  1. When I was a kid, I thought I deserved all the greatest things in the world, but the older I get, I realize I earn every single thing I get, and this knowledge keeps me driven, humble, and appreciative.


  2. When I was a kid I thought who do I want to be when I grow up? But the older I get I realize, I should continue to ask myself that Question.


  3. When I was a kid, I thought that I was the only gay kid on the planet, but the older I get, I realize there are alot of us out their.


  4. Beautiful exercise…

    When I was a kid, I thought
    – everything had always existed (buildings, schools, my house, society as we know it);
    – I was special;
    – I was a boy and my parents were mistaken;
    – if I lick every slice of bacon, I’ll get to eat every single one;
    – everybody loved me, but just often simply forgot about me;
    – witches and monsters and goblins really existed;
    – every country was like Canada, with a duality (we had French and English) and assumed every single person in the world was bilingual like me and often asked my mom about other cultures such as “Mom, what’s Australia’s English side?”
    – there was nothing in the world I couldn’t do if I simply tried hard enough

    but the older I get
    – I realize we’re all in the same boat and nothing is permanent
    – there isn’t enough time in my short life to do everything I want to do
    – the less bacon I want to add to my love handles…


  5. When I was a kid, I thought being a grown up would be awesome because I stay up as late as I wanted to. Now I realize I want to go to bed at eight, but there’s too much stuff to get done 🙂


  6. When I was a kid I thought I wanted to live in a tent in the woods, now I realize I’m more of a comfy bed/air conditioning kind of a person!


  7. When I was a kid, I thought that doing the right thing was easy, but the older I get, I realize that the right thing for me may be the absolute wrong thing for you.


  8. that I needed to be absolutely fucking perfect at everything or the world would end.

    that perfection doesn’t exist… and if it does? I don’t want anything to do with it. I’m much more interesting than that.


  9. When I was a kid, I thought I was worthy only if I was perfect. As I get older, I realize perfection is impossible. The beauty in life is in embracing imperfection. (However, I DID have to go back to the original question to make sure I was answering it “correctly” so I am, as always, a work in progress.)


  10. When I was a kid, I thought that summer vacation was so long and would last forever, but the older I get, I realize life is so, so short…shorter than we sometimes imagine it to be!!! Love those close to you like there is no tomorrow…you just never know!!!


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