When I think back over my childhood, I remember all the fun I had. I would spend the entire day pretending, playing and exploring. I had no to-do lists running through my mind or expectations of myself. I didn’t live from guilt. I was who I was. I lived in the present.
The innocence of childhood is beautiful—it’s a gift. But it comes at a cost to others, they care for you; they worry for you; they carry the load. As an adult you must prepare, think ahead, and be responsible. Which also comes a price…you become your own load bearer and that of others.
I think one area I need to work on is finding the balance between being naïve/free (like a child) and being obligated/burdened (like an adult). My life does not have be dictated by the things I feel I MUST do. The lists are not my god. I don’t always have to plan ahead. I can live a life of adventure. I can enjoy just living…in the present.
Two posts in one day, say what? 😉 Well I just happened upon this fun blog and link party a few weeks ago and wanted to join in again today. It only took me five minutes during a brief pumping break at work. It is so fun to write with such freedom.
Click here to read all about it. If anyone else wants to join in on the fun, please let me know as I would love to read your post.