I used to be a shy little girl,
hiding behind the walls at recess.
But now I am a bold young adult,
not afraid to voice my thoughts.
I used to be an unconformable child,
coloring inside the lines.
But now I am an imaginative teen,
Drawing my own ideas.
I used to be an inept musician,
slamming down on black and white keys.
But now I am a talented performer,
manipulating my fingers over things of all tones.
I used to be an intelligent child,
reading books within a manner of days.
But now I am even more so,
showing through the papers lettered with A's.
I used to be a nervous nail biter,
always thinking of the wrong turns I could take.
But now I am a faithful follower,
knowing someone has already planned my route.