I’ve recently turned 29 and there is absolutely no way in heaven that I feel like a 29 year old! In fact I look much younger than that too! (Most people say that I even look at least 10 years younger than I actually am!
With regards to my looks, all I can say is that I’ve been blessed with a young face. But, in terms of my persona, I also don’t feel like a 29 year old. I feel more like 16 years young! (Yes, I deliberately used the word young because that’s exactly how I feel!)
Just yesterday I caught myself “playing” by using my imagination. something I don’t think I’ve done in a while but when I did catch myself I had to smile because it was such a pleasant experience.
I basically caught myself making the shape of an aeroplane with two random objects and pretending in my head that this was a new giant jumbo jet that could carry thousands of people and could travel really fast. Even now when I think about those few moments it makes me smile. 😀 As adults we forget the pleasantness of the experience of “play” and in my heart I see that as being a real shame.
There is a stigma in society that when one gets older one should be more responsible and act like an adult and be depressed at the state of the world. Why? Why does the world have to be perceived that way? Why can’t we still enjoy the fruits of life without being burdened with this awful concept of “adulthood” I wish that we, as adults, could still openly play!
So, the next time you catch yourself playing, don’t stop, continue playing and enjoy the experience! I personally believe that we all do it but when we become consciously aware we try to stop ourselves. Instead of stopping, continue and enjoy!
Let the child inside of you out for some fresh air once in a while.