What Do You Miss Most From Your Childhood?
Sometimes our minds like to take a trip down memory lane. Something triggers a memory and we get lost in our thoughts thinking of something we have come to miss. Everyone has a moment like this every so often and it may trigger you to do something you haven't done in forever.
Yesterday I was listening to the soundtrack from the movie The Greatest Showman and during the song "The Greatest Show" I had an epiphany. In my head, as I listened, I choreographed a figure skating routine to it. This isn't uncommon for me. I choreograph dances and skating routines to songs in my head all of the time. I grew up dancing and ice skating. I miss it.
I started figure skating lessons at 4 years old. I spent at least one day a week on average at the rink, in middle school it was a few days a week. Now, I can't remember the last time I took to the ice. This made me think of how many things I used to do, but adulthood got in the way and now I don't do any of it anymore.
Being an adult has its perks, but it also has its downsides. We don't do what we used to love so much. Growing up I danced, I skated, and I wrote poems/songs all of the time. We like to use the excuse that we don't have the time, but we spend hours in front of the TV, computer, or with our phone in our hands. I think it's time to make a change.
We need to start doing things that used to bring us joy and spend less time scrolling through Instagram trolling. We need to get outside and breathe in that fresh air rather than binge watching the latest Netflix show. We need to release that inner child we all have inside of us. We need to stop being envious of our childhood selves and be our childhood selves.