That 9 year old girl inside me will always be looking for validation. I'm surprised that I still have such a strong need for recognition from my friends and family. I feel like the little girl who waves her new drawing in front of a group of adults. "See what I did today? Do you like it?"
Remember how I asked about whether or not you share your blog with others? Since I feel like the blog is a part of me now, I want my family and friends to validate it as something of value. I wonder if I'll ever "grow up". I still seem to have some of the same insecurities and doubts of when I was a little girl. I didn't expect to be carrying this baggage along with me for the ride.
It's funny to think that I'm sort of playing "house" as an adult. Is there a huge part of me that will always struggle with this little girl need for validation?
Do you have your "little kid" moments when you feel like a needy, vulnerable kid again? I think that the little girl will be with me always. Maybe that's o.k.