As I get older (and hopefully wiser, but that is debatable) I realize there are some things I don’t do any more. Things of my youth that I have put away. Places I no longer to go, people I had to cut off along the way and music I no longer listen to. It’s the circle of life (no Lion King) that as we grow older we progress and put away the childish things of our youth.
That’s not to say that I can’t act like a kid sometimes. Mrs. Breazy will tell you how excited I get as I give her the history of characters from comic books and cartoons made into movies. Playing video games or having my birthday party at Dave and Busters. I even watched the newer versions of Thundercats and G.I. Joe cartoons to see how they compare to the originals. I like the original versions better. I have all 5 seasons of Martin and all 4 seasons of In Living Color and I watch them like I did in the early 90’s.
These are just a few things that made me happy when I was younger, that sends me down memory lane whenever I do them now. But things are different now, instead of school, I’m working to pay the bills and not having a care in the world has been replaced with responsibilities. While it may sound like I’m complaining, I’m not it’s just that some days I miss not having to worry about the bills, my car note or work.
But just like wine things get better as they age. With all the responsibilities, stress and sometimes headaches I love being an adult. I love the sense of accomplishment I get from paying the bills, car note and rent. When I was a child I had to depend on my parents to feed, clothe and provide for me. But now I am doing these things myself it feels good knowing that I don’t have to depend on others.
Being an adult is the best and my adult life is good. I have a roof over my head, food on my table and a woman who loves me. Also I can do the nasty and not worry about getting caught. Yep my adulthood is better than my childhood.
Do you like being an adult as much as I do? Would you change anything? Or do you wish you can go back in a time machine to relive your childhood?
Talk to me, I’ll talk back.