It is hard growing up in a fast advancing generation when you grew up in a world that was slow. I’m talking about the childhood where you went outside and socialized with your so called friends.
I remember when I was in my early years, I was always outside. I learned how to ride a bike, how to roller skate, how to play tag, Red light-green light-one two three, Red Rover, and many more fun games.
As I moved to a new neighborhood by the age of 13, I met new friends. I played the same games but I also learned to just sit on the stoop and get to know these “friends” a little better.
As girls, we would play double dutch.
As one of the boys, we sit and chill on the stoop and talk about nothing.
I was a tomboy. I never really hung out with girls.
I dressed like one of course (a girl that is), but just didn’t really like hanging with girls.
Girls are the shadiest of all.
Yeah I had a cellphone at the age of 13. But I only texted one friend.
When I started High School, I became more in tune with myself. I learned a few things about myself along the way. I learned how to make more friends.
I learned how to separate my school friends from my around my hood friends.
They never clashed.
I had an AOL account. I used AIM, Myspace, and Sconex.
AIM was cool because I got to talk to friends instantly….helloooo instant message! Continue reading