Author: Adisha
•Saturday, March 07, 2009
I grew up too early. Being the elder one and the problem solver ( well, I've tried a LOT :)) ) in the house, the weight of managing a lot of things has often fallen on my already tired, inexperienced shoulders. Then came the horrid phase of realizing that life's even more complicated and there's a very long way for me to go yet. Unsuccessful as I Might have been, I've had the satisfaction of having lived my life on my terms and am now well aware that this journey is an endless work in progress. I don't really remember much about my juvenile years and of what I do remember I prefer not remniscing about. No, this is not a pity party, for there aren't any horrid stories. Just the usual struggles of someone in a difficult environment. Consequently, have always felt I matured too early in life !!!

Now, after marriage, I find myself living my childhood. Finally! In the 2 years that I've been married it's liberating to be able to fool around, play senseless games, run rampant, talk gibberish and just have plain, simple, uncomplicated fun with the one person whose had the patience to bear with my childishness and maybe become a Bigger baby in the process. :) Well, He didn't have a long way to go. He's as simple and innocent as they come , at the the same time sensible enough to keep me grounded and provide the required stability. Though it was Only in time that I realized, that the elation I felt was from the infantile nature we shared. The relief in being able to be myself totally and finally doing the things I've always wanted to do, or try is truly liberating.

Why do I talk about this today ? I was talking to a close friend today when we were discussing how 30 is the new 20 now, and once we are kind of in our middle 20s, we start wishing that we did more of what We want, rather than what the society expects. In conversation I realized that Most of us in today's world tend to grow up wayyy too early and sometimes we forget that mind set, not age is the factor in enjoying each moment. How ridiculous it is, when in this day and age where people live to their 90s even, today we have people in their 30s cribbing about how they are too old for this or that.

Sure, sometimes responsibilities just take front seat but we with the Right kind of circumstances, we can Still make way for our desires to come true. My friend was so relieved to hear that it gave them hope that they still had time for themselves. So I thought, maybe there are other's out there who need to be reminded, that Life is not just about trudging through the turmoils. There's always time to have unadultrated, senseless fun that's reminiscent of our adolescent days. And we can, given the right mindset.

So Guys !! Don't give up on the inner child in you. Given a chance, it Will run wild. It's always waiting somewhere within you :) I found it and so will you .... :)
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12 Spin Offs:

On March 8, 2009 at 12:21 AM , Amit Yadav said...

Don't kill me or hate me for this, but you seem too much of a "deep-thinker"...
Seriously, you think too much, and believe me I'm not implying that you're "old". I know girls hate being called old, I just meant you are too wise for your age...
You'll make an exceptional mother!

 
On March 8, 2009 at 12:39 AM , Shruti Mukundan said...

nice write up :)

i being the youngest everywhere.. in family.. in school.. in college, always wanted to grow up with jet speed. i kindda want my inner child to mature fast so that ppl around me treat me like a 20 year old girl n stop treating me like a primary school girl. ya i know i will miss this treatment after some 10 years.. i mill make sure i enjoy these moments to the fullest, maybe thats what u wanted to convey :)

 
On March 8, 2009 at 1:33 AM , Golden Vulture said...

no matter what the inner child will come out :) anytime of your life ...

nice post buddy ..

~~~ Golden Vulture ~~~

 
On March 8, 2009 at 3:55 AM , Adisha said...

@ Amit - Why would I kill you. I'll take that as a compliment, really. I guess my post does get through in some ways :) Thanks for visiting. Keep blogging .

@ Shruti - Thank you dear. Well, I'm glad you'd had the joys of being the youngest. That is a liberty few share. :) Though, any post is always opened at interpretation, I'd originally aimed it at those people who think they have Missed their childhood thanks to Other priorities... But kudos to your conclusion. I'm glad that's what you took away from it.

@ Golden vulture - Thanks fellow blogger. Keep visiting ...

 
On March 8, 2009 at 5:24 AM , Mona said...

hmm, your post remind me of myself..
A bit of me is there in your words..

I totally agree with you and i live my life as lively as I can.

take care
Mona

 
On March 8, 2009 at 7:02 AM , Adisha said...

@ Thats so sweet Mona ... Thanks for visiting ... :)

 
On March 9, 2009 at 6:34 AM , dreamy said...

the inner child always always always must be kept alive..no matter what....no matter which stage of life we are at...what is the situation we are in...keeping the child alive keeps us young...
growing up..being responsible...and all that is needed too..but once in a while...its refreshing to visit our childhood...
u r lucky to have found someone in front of whom u can keep her up and wild :)

 
On March 9, 2009 at 7:05 AM , Adisha said...

@ Dreamy - Thanks dear. Yeah, I did quite lucky actually ...

 
On March 9, 2009 at 7:31 AM , raj87 said...

Great work...Thanx for your Comments On My posts Too....do read my other Posts...

 
On March 12, 2009 at 10:39 PM , Ekta said...

100% agree with u..and guess thats something I have always held onto dearly...being a child!

 
On March 13, 2009 at 8:26 AM , Cursed♪♫ said...

Thanks for adding me to your blog roll. would really read your post, but you see right now i need to run for my classes ! will surely come back! Tc !! You rock! Btw, didn't know that you were married !! :D

 
On March 24, 2009 at 12:44 PM , mohitparikh said...

nice post.
I think most people pretend to be adult, they act is out, do it as a role...and it feels unnatural.