If you feel like some of the people in your life still see you like you were X years ago, but in your heart of hearts you know you have changed immeasurably, then you need to talk to them about it. It's not a matter of shocking the pants off them but you do need to let them know that they need to allow you to grow!
Suddenly realized that, the act of ASSUMING people are still the same as you last met/talked to them, is a way of not allowing others to grow. (so serious~~)
So, should we start a conversation by asking an OPEN QUESTION, giving others a chance to share with us, how they have changed and grown over the "now minus x" period?
I guess most people are prone to see others as no change, whilst not liking others to see ourselves as the same as our "past version".