As we get older priorities change. Two months ago, I moved to another city pursuing a job I was more than under qualified for. In getting this success, I figured it was the fruit of the struggles and obstacles I had to overcome- from a tumultuous university experience, and having Sepsis last year.
I was walking home from work when I came across a park. I had clearly taken a wrong turn and ended up in the wrong place. As I walked through, I saw children playing, teens, adults and the elderly. With the way they sat, it almost looked like I was looking at the stages of life itself. From the young playing, to the elderly sitting there to enjoy what’s left of the British weather.
It made me think, we get caught up so much in doubt be it from peers or within. Or we don’t really make time to embrace our inner child and have the sense of wonder and curiosity we had when we were younger. So with this, I say:
- Embrace the wonder you had as a kid as well as some of the care ‘freeness’ that we all had, even if it’s for a short while.
- Harness the maturity that comes with being an adult- admit when you’re wrong, have the bravery to resist social pressures you’re not comfortable with.
- Learn from your mistakes. The elderly have wonderful stories, and a wealth of lessons learnt. There’s no reason why you can’t do this as you make your journey through life.
For me, I identify with my inner child a little bit too much in some cases, so I’m going to try and balance it with some maturity and learning. I also will stop power walking everywhere, and enjoy my surrounding scenery a lot more!