In our youth, everything was new territory. Our lives were changing each day as we stumbled upon new experiences and navigated the rocky road called life. There were milestones all '90s kids lived for, so specific to that decade that kids today would probably scratch their heads and get back to their Snapchat and Starbucks. We had toys to buy, clothes to wear, crushes to make out with, and R-rated movies to sneak in to. Being a '90s kid wasn't all fun and games (although it was really fun).
I sometimes miss the newness of being a kid. Sure, having a stable and largely predictable life brings with it a sense of comfort. As we age, we find peace and balance, and really get into our groove. Being young brings with it a sense of urgency, where everything has the potential to either make you the happiest person in the world or completely destroy your life. It was exhausting; but it was life. And we craved the adrenaline of hitting new milestones.
These days, my big milestones involve paying off my student loan debt and publishing a book. As a kid, well, let's just say things looked just a little bit different.