I'm kind of sad that I missed the "Blogging Everyday in May" memo. It would've been challenging, I'm sure. But speaking of "missed" things, well, it's time for me to get nostalgic again, as I've been doing every time situations in my adult life get challenging. There's so many things I miss from my childhood. I know people always say to live in the moment and forget about the past, but really, that's not possible. I'm only human. I can't live in the present without thinking about the past because I wouldn't be here being the person I am if it wasn't for all those previous moments and experiences that I lived through (right? right?). It's not that I dwell on things and forget to live in the moment, but reflecting on happy times makes me, well, happy, which is something that we strive to be now and always.
I miss being under 11 years old and not caring about what my appearance was like. Even though I had a Cleopatra haircut and caterpillar eyebrows, I never dreaded looking in the mirror.
I miss waking up at 8am for a specific purpose: to watch all the good cartoons such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Rugrats.
I miss going camping in the summers and not worrying about having to take a proper shower everyday (I never smelled bad, I promise!).
I miss eating Lunchables and not even thinking twice about all the preservatives and saturated fats that they contain.
I miss my favorite rabbit Flopsy, who was my best friend for over 10 years but was never really called by his real name (he had millions of nicknames, instead).
I miss being 4 years old and having Ernie from Sesame Street and Murray my Cabbage Patch doll being my best friends. They were always there for me and could go anywhere with me. My dad would always make their voices.
Okay, getting a bit teary-eyed now. I'll be right back...
Sorry about that... Now, where was I? Oh. A few more "I miss" and I will snap back to reality... promise.
I miss being surrounded by cousins- the closest thing to siblings I've ever had.
I miss the exciting feeling of tasting the very first strawberry that ever grew in our garden (the most perfect strawberry I've ever tasted, might I add).
I miss being extremely passionate about playing the piano.
|Me and my cousins- which one am I? ;)|
I miss having a proper bedtime and normal waking hours because my mom would make sure that I did. I was so much better because of it.
I miss being the perfect straight A student in elementary school and having all my peers respect me for that.
I miss playing with all my favorite toys and activities: Legos, Barbies, Bicycling, Rollerblading, playing House, countless Art projects...
I miss having a child-like mind that was not corrupted with thoughts of the real world.
I miss the last two years of high school and wish I would've been more teenagery instead of uptight, withdrawn, and at times, boring.
I miss, I miss, I miss...
But most of all, I'm glad I have so many memories especially in picture form. Life has been so good to me and although I have to admit I get scared of the future, I'm sure I can handle anything that comes my way. What do you miss from your past?