justin bieber growing up


It’s not easy living your life especially growing up in front of everyone. It’s an awkward time for anyone but imagine doing it in front of millions of people. I just have to remind myself of what’s important.

Growing up  I always thought that true love was red roses, dates on Saturday nights, kissing in the rain, deep explanations, and the perfect story. But now that I’m older I’ve realize it’s not like that at all.

True love for me is ugly snapchats, kissing at 6 AM despite the morning breath and singing at the top of your lungs. It’s saying all the wrong things, at all the wrong moments. It’s sarcasm and being honest even when it hurts. It’s late hours of night when it’s been a long day and it’s no make up and messy hair. It’s tears from laughter, it’s tears from sadness and it’s nothing like any storybook you’ve ever read. It’s never running out of things to talk about, and it’s being comfortable in the silence of things. It’s getting mad over stupid things. It’s ‘’you are an idiot’’ and ‘’you are a little shit’’ and knowing you’re so lucky to hear those everyday. It’s spilling your feelings at 4 AM when you should be asleep.It’s that song you hear on the radio that always makes you smile. It’s the worst story you could image, but thank God it worked out anyways. True love is never losing the magic. True love is not leaving when things get hard.

I like my definision better anyways.

See growing up I…
I always felt like I had to be the best at everything
Because I just didn’t think I was good enough
And maybe if I was good at something,
that I’d get recognition from that
But  iquickly found out that, I wasn’t going to get the recognition
that I wanted or that I needed, Because, people aren’t perfect
And by not being perfect you sometimes can disappoint people
And with God, it’s like He’s perfect and He never disappoints
So I just get my recognition from Him
And give Him recognition.
—  Justin Bieber’s speech in All In It

“Everyone when they start growing up realizes, ‘Man, I did some dumb s–t when I was younger. It’s not just me…If I could go back I wouldn’t really change much. I think it’s all my journey. That stuff made me who I am. People take advantage of vulnerability,” he explained on The Bert Show in January. “After a while I started putting up walls and boundaries and for a while I shut everybody out. I just had to figure out what kind of man I wanted to be. I have awesome people in my corner. I’m human I’m still going to make mistakes. I think that’s what’s cool about this growth is people can see it. I’ve made a transition and been consistent.”    

-Justin Bieber for GQ Magazine