I spent my childhood trying to be more adult. Now I’m spending my adulthood trying to be more childlike.
My childhood was planned so that the actions I took had to answer yes to the ultimate goal in mind “will this look good on a college application?” I went to a great college and got a job at a big corporation. Someone’s formula for success. I followed the rules and learned how to be successful. Now what?
Now, I’m discovering what it is to be a child. To look at the world with wonder, awe, and curiosity. To play and do things for the sheer enjoyment of doing it, without a goal in mind. To follow what lights me up, to follow my bliss.