Understanding Life • You’re Never Too Old To Live Young

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“There will come a day when you’ll realize that life’s been busy changing.”

On any day, at any age, at any time – you’re free to boycott adulthood. You can eat pizza for breakfast and scoop ice cream from the carton. You can pick the marshmallows from your cereal, and dip your finger – knuckle deep in Nutella.  You can wear one piece pyjamas and watch cartoons upside down.

You can dance to Disney soundtracks and scream the lyrics into a mop. You can scribble a letter to Santa, or eat the stale Halloween candy you bought for yourself. You can get lost in a forest, or sit in a mess of pom-poms and pain. You can spend a Friday sprawled across a Twister Matt, or skip a dinner party to build a fort.

Yes. There will come a day when you’ll realize that life’s been busy changing.

Your drinking buddy traded beer bottles for baby bottles while your best friend’s saying their vows. The familiar faces from your hometown have scattered across the world, and the girl Whose-Name-You-Once-Knew is now a face in magazines.

But no matter how far from your childhood you feel, on any day, at any age, at any time, you’re free to boycott adulthood. You’re never too old to turn away from what’s to come and savour what you left.

You’re never too old to live young. Live free, and live recklessly.


This image was illustrated in collaboration with Lemon Chicken Por Favor

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  • Charles Rogers

    I commend your post: “You’ve Never..”
    I’ve not quite achieved your trailblazing standard, but I have challenged Truman Capote’s “badly written third act” assasent.
    Rather to count my age conventionately, I have declared that I have lived 40 twice and I have started on my third lap! “Wave as I go by!” I wrote a post on the subject, quoting the classic:”Whrn I’m an old woman, I shall wear purple and a red hat….”ccr

    • Ha! That sounds like a great post. I’ll have to check that out. And I take great compliment in the mere mention of ‘trailblazer’. Thank you, Charles 🙂

  • Anonymous
    • Thank you so much!! I’ll be sure to take a look at the award. Congratulations on your own nomination 🙂

  • Ana

    I love this so much and I agree with it 100%.

    In fact, I loved it so much I shared it on my blog 🙂
    Xo.

    • Thank you so much, Ana! I’m so glad you liked it and furthermore – agree 🙂

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  • This made me happy 🙂

  • Grey

    There is nothing I like more than pizza for breakfast! 100% agree.