I have grown through many stages, suppose we all do.
First as a child on the island, then an adolescent in the states, a young mother in Venezuela, a professional wherever work has taken me, and now settled but still growing.
I lived and experienced many adventures, which I mostly kept to myself, afraid none of my friends would believe them, as they were extraordinary even to me. Didn’t learn to swim pretty, had good manners and was polite (so I am told), and liked all kinds of music (which I still do). Had the most terrific grandparents.