I went to the NC State Fair on October 14th and I realized how much I didn't care that much about the rides. You know whenever you go to the fair, you see all of the giant rides and your ears pick up the screams of joy and fear. Your eyes soak in all of the colors from the rides and the various concession stands. As a kid, you're more focused on what rides you're going to get on and what rides you're actually tall enough to ride. You're not focused on the food or the performances, you want the thrill and adrenaline rush from being high up in the air.
So on this occasion, I noticed that I didn't care about the rides. Like I got on one ride and that was it. I admit that I enjoyed that one ride, but everything else just seemed boring. There was nothing there worthwhile, nothing I wanted to waste my time riding. I feel they were more so centered around attracting children and teenagers. The food is what caught my eye. I just wanted to eat a turkey leg and possibly get some fried Oreos.
When I started noticing my change of taste, it made me think about what else had changed. Some of the food you didn't eat as a child has somehow found its way into your diet. I never thought I'd be eating broccoli, even sushi has made it's way to my food palette. I actually prefer sleep and I want it more than ever compared to my childhood. As a kid, I wanted to stay up late and just not sleep. I wanted to know everything that was going on and I didn't want to miss a thing. Now I'm lucky if I get at least three hours.
It's just wild to realize how much you have grown and not only your body, but your preferences and taste buds as well. They have matured and will continue to mature and shock you every day. I'm not saying that your entire being will change and you're no longer going to be yourself. You can still be who you are. Just think of it as a more improved you. It's you 2.0.