Here’s Your Permission to Act Like a Child
A few months back, I visited a local public school for Career Day. While I was a bit nervous about talking to third graders about what I did for a living (um, I put words together and they magically appear in magazines and websites. Do you know what a website is?), I did get some pretty insightful questions from these little ones. My favorite Q of the day: What did you like to do when you were a kid?
Wow, I’ve never really thought about that. I don’t think I’ve ever given myself the permission to do so.
After that day, I gave her innocent question some thought. Dancing, hanging out with my friends, and writing angry letters to my parents in black crayon. Those were the things I liked to do as a child. My next thought was: Do I still do those things as an adult? Hanging out with my friends… yes, def. Angry notes in black crayons? No, but I do still express myself in writing, duh. And Dance… not so much. (So I signed up for a dance class immediately. It totally kicked my ass, but it made me really happy.)
This week, while vacationing in Siesta Key, Fl, I’m remembering more of the things I enjoyed doing as a child, like sitting in the sand, boogie boarding, and eating.
There’s not too much deep-thought to this post other than the reminder to do the things you enjoyed as a kid. And, I also wanted to tell you charmers that I’m on vacay, and I probably won’t be posting much this week. As I kid, I also enjoyed not having much responsibility. Get it?
But think about it. And then take some time to indulge in your favorite childhood activities. It’s an easy way to boost happiness and remind you who you really are at the core. It might even point you in the direction of your life purpose (notes in black crayon = future writer).
Even though I won’t be writing much this week, I still want to hear from you, friends. What did you love to do as a kid? And do you still do it? Holla in the comments below.
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