On my way to work this morning I had a realization; I have grown out of so many things I used to enjoy and didn’t even realize it.
1. Wacky invention ideas
On the daily, I would come up with random ideas or inventions. Some I have actually seen come to life.
2. Designing random things
I drifted into deep thought one afternoon and thought of all things humans should have. Things like having a neck that can turn 360 degrees, ability to breathe under water by way of an extra set of lungs, hearing abilities of a dog, switching from walking to bounding, ect. I had designed the perfect human in my head. I miss that creativity and wonder I created for myself.
3. Being a contortionist
Let it be known I’ve never been super flexible but that didn’t stop me from trying. For the record, I can still do a damn fine cartwheel and a backflip off a swing.
4. “Knowing” what I would do when I grew up
I was bound and determined to be a veterinarian, or the President of the United States, or a zoo keeper, or a school teacher, or a big time CEO with a huge office with windows on 2 of the 4 walls. It changed depending on the mood but, without a doubt, I KNEW that’s what I would be.
5. Buying ALL candy that I wanted
I vividly remember telling this to a neighbor lady once and she responded with “you might change your mind about that when you get older.” I thought to myself, “there is no way that would ever happen!”
It’s funny how things turn out, isn’t it?