Do you ever wonder when you might feel like a grown-up? When you will have all your stuff sorted and not have the vague sense that you are making it all up as you go along? If so, welcome to life.
I love to feel like everything is under control, that life is neat and tidy and I can see a clear stretch of road ahead, but the truth is, we cannot predict the future. All we can do is do what we do, trust that we’re heading in the right direction and not worry about everything around us.
I really do think I will never get to the point where I feel like a grown-up. Inside I am that ten-year-old girl who gets excited over ten-year-old girl things. And that’s okay!
Why do we try and make things all serious and proper because we are older? No thank you. Yes, of course I am going to do all the things I should do such as pay my bills, eat healthy (always a work in progress) and get enough sleep, but I am also going to give myself permission to play, relax, have time off and feel free inside.
Modern day living has us so boxed up that we can easily forget that we are only here for a limited time and that we should blimmin’ well enjoy it.
Why don’t you ask your ten-year-self what she’d like to do one day?
Maybe she’d like to take a book to the park with a picnic rug.
Maybe she’d like to go browsing at a toy store to see what new dolls are out there - that sounds like fun (I used to love paper cut-out dolls too).
Maybe she’d like to go for a bike ride or for a jump on the trampoline.
Maybe she’d like to dance to the Grease album or Michael Jackson’s Thriller (both albums that I loved when I was younger, I even had a ‘Thriller’ 13th birthday party, I think the LP was played on repeat).
It’s so important to keep that playful ten-year-old inside of you. She will show you what lights you up and makes your soul sparkle. Cherish her.
What would your ten-year-old love to do this week?
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