Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tick, Tick, Tick... Time Flies Away

What happened to the days when you could stay outside picking wildflowers and playing house in the woods for what seemed like hours and still the sun lingered above the clouds?

It seems like I can barely make it out of bed before two months has gone by, and I'm behind on EVERYTHING! I can remember all the "old" people telling me to slow down as a kid and cherish childhood because it sure flies fast. I would sigh and put aluminum on my teeth to pretend I had braces or wear red lipstick to pretend I was an older woman.

Now I find myself wearing side pony-tails and wanting to take naps during the day. I want to hold on to that child inside me - with everything I've got. You should never get too big for your britches. And you should never get too grown up to run wild through the woods or ride your bike down the street or play "My mother went to Europe..." on a long, long road trip.

Micah, my fiance, and I are in the process of buying a house, our first home together, and my first step outside the nest. It's a bit surreal to think I'll be all grown up soon. But it's refreshing to know that I can always be a kid inside. It's not how old you are. It's how old you feel.

I'll keep jumping on the trampoline and sliding down slides. I'll keep getting lost in mystery novels and try on frilly dresses in the mall. I won't let life get in the way. And time will be on my side.

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