Something I Miss

31 day

Day 21 – Something I Miss.

There is just so much I could write about for today’s topic. I could easily talk about someone I miss instead of something, but that’s for another time. I’m just not ready for that yet. There are plenty of things I miss…companionship, late night conversations, my mind (LOL). Again, some of those are for a later time – I’m just not ready to talk about them. So, what do I talk about? What is something I truly miss?

Honestly, I really miss simpler times. My life is so complicated now…so much responsibility…so busy…so much junk, at times. I miss when things were simple. That was so long ago. I miss the days when my biggest concern was what I was going to wear or eat. Life has a way of getting in the way sometimes.

I hear kids talk about how they can’t wait until they grow up. I was the same way. As a child, we want to be older. We can’t wait for adulthood because we think that means freedom, Sure, in many ways it does. But I think adults will agree, that being a child was so much better. Think about it…kids have more freedom than adults can imagine. Kids complain about school, but that’s only about 6 hours each day. Adults work at least 8 hours (many, myself included, much longer than that). Kids get breaks – Spring Break, Summer Vacation, Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, etc. Adults who are lucky might get 3 weeks of vacation. Most probably only get 2 weeks, and we often work while on vacation – guilty as charged. Kids complain about homework, but some jobs require adults to be connected 24 hours a day. Let’s face it, being an adult isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!

I truly miss the simpler days when I could play, ride my bike, sleep in, and just be me. Don’t get me wrong, I am so much wiser now and wouldn’t want to go back to being a child. It would just be so nice to be able to take a break (even a brief one) from being an adult…step away from all the responsibility…relax and just have fun…play (and not work). Sure, we can do that on a vacation, but that is rare. Unfortunately life gets in the way, and we must adult.

Maybe I’ll take some time for me soon…get back to the simple things in life. Until then I’ll try to be a responsible adult, but I’m not making any promises. 🙂

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