Monday, January 7, 2019


This is the day 3 of the 2019 edition of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaaPlease join us this month on our writing journey. Today's prompt is Adulthood.

I'm going to be a Eastern Tiger Swallowtail when I grow up.

For us humans, however, adulthood is that wonderful thing you long for as a kid. Many childhood dreams are preceded by the words "When I grow up".  So what happens when we get there? We often realize that life as a kid, despite how it may have looked at the time, was an easier, more carefree existence, especially when I was growing up.

How often now do we ponder life's stress, work, bills, etc. and wish, just for a moment, that we could be a kid again? Yes-No-Sometimes? I would not change what is, but sometimes, just for that moment, I long for the days when the only thing on my mind was riding my bike early on a warm summer morning.

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  1. I wouldn't want to go back but I would love to be able to remember a lot more then I do!

    1. That is the downside as we approach this season in life, there has been so much loaded into our brains and memories, that things are bound to slip out from time to time.

  2. I have often thought about things like that but then come to the reality that I am not sure I would want to be -- or could handle being a kid -- in this day and age!

  3. I want to be a butterfly when I grow up! :)


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