of course there are phases in one's life, in every body's lives. each phase teaches us important lessons about our lives which help us to grow and evolve. thus paving the path for the next phase.
i have gone through several phases in my own life - the childish phase, the naive phase, the rebellious phase, the moony lover phase, the romantic phase and so on.
currently i am going thru the practical-pragmatic-realistic phase
i have learnt a lot of things thru my different phases and i consider myself a much wiser person now, more matured, less volatile, more understanding