My teenage years were spent making unrealistic declarations and vows about a future that I always intended to keep. Love I swore would last forever, ambition I swore would carry me to unimaginable heights. Grudges and vows of articulate revenge in every award acceptance speech I would one day expectorate. But we grow and and our hearts expand and transform. Circumstance alters even our most vehement pledge. I miss the passionate naïveté it takes to assume that an emotion you have is the way you'll feel over decades and decades but I see it now more clearly as the folly of youth. It's vital to adapt and grow wiser over time but it's also an important part of childhood to throw your arms around forever and think you really understand exactly what it is.