The photo up above is me in grade 5 showing my mom and little brother a handmade book I created in class.
I think back to my childhood; a time when I saw the world through a different lens and dreamed in full color with a wild imagination, endless creativity and so much innocence. Sadly, I lost that sense of wonder in my teens but was fortunate enough to get it back years later. I think as we get older it’s easy to get caught up in what we think we are supposed to do and say. We tend to live for other people and often forget that we have the power to create our own paths, write our own rules and tap into our inner awesomeness. I don’t have a child of my own but I am the Godmother to a few little ones and every time I share special moments with them, I am often reminded of how much I miss being a kid again. If only for a second close your eyes and imagine when we were little girls who were either princesses or tomboys. Speaking of boys, remember when they all had cooties? Or when you had your first crush? I especially miss having little to no responsibility, nap time, kickin’ it on the block with my friends and talking about our dreams, the Spice Girls, and trading pieces from our Pog collection or Pokemon cards. Whoa, throwback. Talk about a trip down memory lane.
“Back in the days when I was young I’m not a kid anymore, but some days I sit and wish I was a kid again.” – Ahmad, Back in the Day, 1994
Kids today are growing up in a totally different world than we did, but believe it or not, there are many wise lessons that we can take away from their experiences.