To The Child Within

“A B C….Apple Ball Cat….My name is……..”

Simplicity is replaced by complexity as we grow up. Those rose-tinted glasses are replaced by spectacles, end of optimism and innocence. I never got rid of my beloved glasses and still wear them whenever I get bored of playing an adult. Don’t get me wrong, being an adult is awesome. You get to watch television as long as you want, you can eat junk to your heart’s content, you no longer need a pocket money to survive — the pros list goes on. Con: Adulting is neither laced with optimism nor doused with fun.

As I stepped into my teenage years, it felt as if everything started moving way too fast. Suddenly everyone expected me to talk in a certain manner, speak like a “lady” and study like an adult. I was utterly confused with whatever was going on around me. Armed with truckloads of confusion and expectations, I hesitantly entered adulthood. Things were never easy but one person who made me smile my way through tough times was the child whom I never left behind during adulthood. The child who helped me make decisions that I wouldn’t have taken otherwise. The child who taught me the most important lesson of my life, it’s always the small things that matter the most. Open your arms and accept the small joys that life has to offer you and there will never be a gloomy day.

An individual has many hues to his/her character. There will be days when I just worry about the most random things and there will be days when I laugh carefree. There will be days when I think I am way ahead from where I started and there will be days when I feel maybe I never started. But one thing I have promised myself and plan to keep till the very end is to never let the inner child within me wither. To nurture the sapling of hope and positivity every day, to protect it from the never-ending expectations of people (including me) and to never let practicality cloud its innocence.

Just A Thought

Hey! I know you are way too busy adulting and don’t have much time for my tittle-tattle but anyways I will bother you (that’s my job). Listen, I feel like eating a (maybe two) bar of chocolate, can I have it?

Obviously Yours,

10-year-old self

 

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-Priyanka Lamba

11 comments

  1. Great post, Priyanka!
    I was wondering if you could give me the chance to guest post on your blog because I see that most of your blogs are related to what I feel most strongly about. Lemme know what you think.
    Thanks in advance!

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  2. This is so true. Expectations, I think, is one of the thing on which this world works though. Every single day, people see themselves and there are things from which they want to break free but the expectations often hold us back. You’ve beautifully captured the adulthood and childhood.

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