I stumbled upon a great piece from Annareads.com that I know you will loooove to check out.
It’s Not So Young Adult
And it had me thinking… hmmm… how young are we at heart?
Do we arrive on earth with a limited time to be or act young? Maybe even childishly and foolishly?
How long can we throw caution to the wind before we hit the end of our teenage years where bigger responsibilities and expectations come to us?
I’ll be honest, I’m just 19 years old so I’m gonna call myself YA and read YA and probably keep acting YA for some more.
And though growing up can be scary, unwanted to some and for others exciting, I love how Taylor Swift goes out to sing:
Now, Darling don’t you ever grow up. Don’t you ever grow up.
There’s a beauty in being young and innocent. Foolish and crazy. In fact, my brother has a T-shirt I dig so much. It says Young, Wild and Free!
I also think there’s a beauty in looking back at the photos we took one year earlier, ten years back or even waaaay back when we still believed in monsters and had nightmares of creatures in Dr Seuss’s books coming out of trenches to bite your cheeks off!
Okay, I confess that was my nightmare.
In fact, my first.
What I’m really trying to say is, no mater how old or young we are, we can be old adults, young adults, not-so young adults, baby adults or whatever, but what really stands out is learning to be honest with ourselves and who we are throughout our lives.
We can be very mysterious to ourselves too.
We can go with the flow and lose who we are.
Or we can find that young adult in all of us. The one that’s always going to he constant.
No one could say it better than Aaliyah, Age ain’t Nothing but a Number!
I could ramble about this topic and fill an entire book but I won’t because I’m writing Play With My Hair right now (and it’s epic!) aaaaand…
…I also want you to go check out Anna’s piece.
Trust me, it’s beautiful!
And, before I sign out, I just wanna say I’m so happy El-Shammy was finally released from prison! I pray the rest of the journalists from Aljazeera and Canada and Australia will also be released from their false charges ASAP!
Alright, thanks for the hang!
Love you a lot and I can’t wait to share the soundtrack for Horizon with you!
P.S: I hope I’m not the only one who wishes Aaliyah was still here.