I haven't stopped looking forward to getting older.
I did a LOT of dumb stuff when I was younger because I didn't know better. I do a lot of dumb stuff now that hopefully I will know better than to do again. In the future.
...For example, the structure of the preceding sentence. Cripes almighty. Blog to become a better writer... (sigh)
A lot of the unhappiness of being young is lacking perspective.
A lot of the struggle is figuring out what you actually want.
Despite what this blog may suggest (and by "suggest" I mean "plainly evidence") I am better at those things now than I've ever been. Thank goodness for falling on your face with great velocity and pain and being FORCED to figure things out. Thank goodness for maturity. Thank goodness for getting older.