The Things We Did When We Were Younger

Over on Instagram I follow Chessie King – presenter, fitness person, blogger and popcorn addict.  Earlier in the week this popped up on my feed.

Who misses things they used to do when they were younger? 🙋🏼 When you start growing up, you forget about things that you loved doing. Well, this year I wrote down 5 things I wanted to do again: Roller blading ✔️ I loveddddd it despite taking a chunk out of my knee because I was snapchatting but @samanthaclinch saved me 🙄 Horse riding ✔️ @londonpaleogirl & I explored Richmond park on our new friends 🐴 Swimming ✔️ going from swimming most days to not being in the pool for yeaaaars I dived in yesterday & it felt so gooooood! Singing & dancing… Still to tick off. So… Who’s with me? Let’s relive moments of our childhood together. Comment below & share with me what 5 things you want to do this year 🙃 #letsbekidsagain #childhood #mondays #mondaymotivation #challenge #swimmingpool #speedo

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  1. I didn’t realise she was so posh!
  2. That smile is awesome.
  3. I thought it was a great idea.

You need to think of five things you used to do when you were younger and do them before the end of the year.

I tried to think about what five things I would do from when I was a kid.  I think part of the reason that this is so hard for me is because I kinda still do a lot of things I did when I was younger.  I’m not sure if this says more about Adult Me or Kid Me, but I do try to adult with as much fun as possible!

So what’s on my list?

  1. Go to a Lazer Quest.  I only did this once as a kid but always wanted to do it more.
  2. Ride a bike.  Requires a bike, which I have somewhere.  I’ve dabbled with cycling a few times as a grown up, but never really done it properly.
  3. Visit a “place of interest” by which I mean an old house or something.  Again, something I do every now and again.  Me and a friend were going to pretend to be married a few years ago to get a joint membership to the National Trust which was cheaper than singles but I’ve only been to a couple of places since.
  4. Try archery again, if I can find a club that’ll take me for an afternoon!  I used to be OK, but things at my club got a bit weird so I gave it up.
  5. I was going to say “go on a swing” but this might get me in trouble, so how about buying those little boxes of breakfast cereal where you get, like, in a packet? Haven’t had those for ages!

Are you with me? What would your five things be?

They didn’t warn me
When I was running wild
The dragons breathing fire
In the backyard at night

We live in circles
And it’s so hard to breathe
Maybe the same old fears
What have we here?
Don’t bring me down
With you

Now I’m just chasing time
With a thousand dreams I’m holding heavy
And as we cross the line these fading beats have all been severed
Don’t tell me our youth is running out
It’s only just begun

If I asked you for good news
Would you smile and turn away?
It’s like a bad dream
That is too afraid to wake

There are many among us
And we’re changing all the time
Maybe the same old fears
What have we here?
Don’t bring me down
With you

Now I’m just chasing time
With a thousand dreams I’m holding heavy
And as we cross the line these fading beats have all been severed
Don’t tell me our youth is running out
It’s only just begun

These fading beats…
These fading beats…

Now I’m just chasing time
With a thousand dreams I’m holding heavy
And as we cross the line these fading beats have all been severed
Don’t tell me our youth is running out
It’s only just begun

These fading beats…
A thousand dreams…
These fading beats…
A thousand dreams…
It’s only just begun

Youth by Foxes

 

 

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