I used to Skate.. Reclaiming Wonder
Q: How often do you get rabbit-holed into your daily routines and forget to actually have fun and enjoy your day?
When was the last time you did something silly?
Silly, Playful, Goofy, Childlike — Just for kicks and giggles — for no reason at all except to have fun.
A friend of mine would call this whimsy
— The act of playing, wonder, and seeking adventure >
When I was a kid, I grew up in a big neighborhood, filled with herds of kids around my age.
Naturally, shenanigans occurred.
When I was a kid
I remember those endless days fondly, as you probably do about your own childhood.
Bikes + hills + skateboards + basketball + pirates + trees + explosions + ding-dong-ditch + hot-wheels + games + dirt == awesome.
'When I was a kid?'
Why can't I still be a kid?
Isn't wonder, curiosity and happiness what we are all searching for?
Taking on responsibilities of adulthood shouldn't mean the death of our childhood.
When we lose our wonder, we fall into a sleep-like daze, lacking what makes us enthusiastic about living.
We can do taxes and still have a good time.
We can still be responsible, hard working adults, and strive for excellence while having the heart of our inner child at the same time.
I don't have to be stressed for the sake of stress, nor worried for things outside of my control.
I can live responsibly without losing wonder.
I hear the phrase, "well, I'm XX years old, it's time for me to die now." * all the time.
* paraphrasing a bit there :P
I've gone through quite a few setbacks recently, and perhaps you've gone through even harder things.
However, if you're still breathing, you're still ALIVE. If you're still alive, you can still live with wonder and curiosity, despite any setbacks you may have.
Action Step —
Find an outlet to keep your childlike wonder ALIVE. Something playful, and silly.