So I have been thinking a lot here lately about how old I have gotten. Yes, I know that 28 is not old, but it sure is starting to feel that way. I wake up and hurt places I didn't know existed, wrinkles are starting to show, and if I'm not in bed by 11:30pm then count me out half the next day. I've heard the phrase Peter Pan Syndrome thrown around over the years, and although by definition I am unable to have it, I think I have made a new version of it!
Peter Pan was a little boy that had been through a whole bunch of stuff and decided being a kid forever would be the best thing that could happen. Luckily he ended up in Neverland where if you don't want to grow up you don't have to. I on the other hand just have Memphis Tennessee.
Being an adult is hard. There is no easy way around it. yes there are great aspects, but if I want to be really honest, it mostly sucks. But, this is not Neverland and whether I want to or not growing older is inevitable. I still have my quirks. I like playing games, having collections of random things, and even watching cartoons. I also have degrees and many bills to pay.
I say all of this because I think that having childlike aspects make people better, but there is a limit. I have a friend that has refused to grow up and now they are in their mid 20's and still live at home with their parents with no job wondering how they can afford $15 a month for something they want to do.
We all get to choose how we want to live our lives. This is a decision that can't be made lightly. The decisions we make not only affect us in the present, but also as we age. Even Peter Pan had to grow up