As long as I can remember I have felt like an adult.
It is only very recently that I have been able to start to recapture some brief glimpses of memories of childlike feelings.
But I remember as a child wishing for what seemed like forever that I could be on my own and leave everyone I knew behind.
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself... And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - Paulo Coelho