Now that we’re all home pretty much 24/7, I’m sure we’ve all took the time to clean up some of our junk. Anyone else run into the situation where you end up sitting on the floor and reminiscing on when you were young?
I find myself looking back at the past so many times that it could be unhealthy. (Not really, but I’m trying to paint a picture) I look back at all my accomplishments and what I’ve done or where I’ve been, and honestly, it’s incredible to look back at how far you’ve come!
The not so great part? Longing to go back to those times. I’m not saying pre-COVID, like early 2020, I mean back to when I was a dumbass, carefree person who was oblivious to adulting. Granted, I still am that, but I’m a little bit wiser and not as cool.
I’m referring to when you look at something and think, “Wow, remember when I did this?” “Why don’t I do this anymore?” “How come I stopped doing this?”, so on and so forth.
I find myself doing this at least once a month, and even though we can’t do anything right now, man, oh man, it makes me excited to go back and bring back things my younger self would have done in the past, into the future. But there’s one thing I’d like to point out is I hate the saying, “We’re getting old.”
I mean yes, factually, we are getting older. That’s not going to change unless you’re Benjamin Button. But I find that the more you think of it as “I’m getting older,” you start to stop and second-guess everything.
Take me, for example. Me = concert lover. I’d be at a concert, almost biweekly! Looking back at 2019? Not that much. 2014 – 2017? The highlight of my music life. But why did I stop?
Surely, life did get in the way, and so did my responsibilities, but with all that building up, here I am a few years later looking back and longing to go back to that lifestyle. Probably not to the same degree, but I at least want to keep some of my favorite pastimes in tack!
Growing up is also strange. But I refuse to let that be my end-all, be-all. I’m a die-hard “YOLO” quoter (not a real word I think, but let’s go with it) Keep doing what you want to do and don’t let the saying “Ah, man. We’re getting older,” get to you!
Some of us may have kids, get married, have to take care of XYZ, and I get that. Same. But my point I’m trying to make is this:
We’re all going to age and become 50, 60 whatever. That’s never going to change. What will change is your mindset on stopping yourself from jumping into new but exciting things for the sole reason “you’re older.” Could you do it? Do what you want to do!!! I can’t stress it enough. I often think about death (morbid, I know), but it reminds me not to take each day for granted when I think of it from that perspective.
This post went on a bit of a tangent and went dark real fast, but hopefully, I got my point across. Now do that thing you’ve been putting off! (Unless it’s an outside activity that has to deal with a massive amount of people. In that case, please put it off until there’s a vaccine)
*** And to go back to me missing my old-self shenanigans, I'll be sharing a few old posts from my Blogspot that never saw the light of day because I never knew social media + marketing.