I have indeed grown up. I used to be the seventeen year old who would rattle on and on about important topics as if I had something to prove to people.
I constantly needed assurance that I was smart and that I was something special. I’m no hypocrite, I still get that way sometimes but i’ve learned to be comfortable in my own skin and this whole thing about proving yourself is pretty worthless to me. At this point i’m happy with who I am and what I have. So for those insecure seventeen year olds out there, it does get better, trust me.