The Distance between Childhood and Adulthood

The Distance between Childhood and Adulthood

When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind. — Patrick Rothfuss

Growing up, I wish I had superpowers

To make me grow into an adult overnight

To jump passed some stages

And just become thirty!

Stop waiting for my mom to tell me I can join my friends to play

No longer waiting to be spanked by dad cos I went out with my neighbors’ daughter without his permission

I missed so many high school parties

I missed joining my friends in the park to play and build a sandman

I wanted to have my own money so I can make my own financial decision

I look forward to having my own personal space without having to share with my little sis

It annoys when we have to wait for daddy to come home before we eat dinner

I wanted to cook my own food and eat when I want

I want to go to bed when I like and get up at my own will without having mom splashed water on my face in the morning

It annoys me when I have to ask my parents for money to even buy my own panties

How I beg my dad two days before to use his phone to wish my friends ‘a happy birthday’

I prayed for the years to go by quickly so I can finish school and start a job

Start a job and live far away from home

Far away from home and choose to live the way I want

I don’t think I’d have been in such a hurry to reach adulthood if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed. — Bill Watterson

Now I have my wishes come true but then I miss home

I miss spending daddy’s money

I miss eating mummy’s dishes

I miss praying together with my family

I miss bullying kid brother

I miss lazy-ing around while my little ones do the chores for me

I miss mom buying everything I need for me

I miss being protected by big brother

I miss being surrounded by loved ones

I miss saving every penny I receive from relatives and parents friends

And not having to touch it for a long time

I miss my carelessness not regarded as charming and youthful but childish and pathetic


“I walked over to the hill where we used to go and sled. There were a lot of little kids there. I watched them flying. Doing jumps and having races. And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday. And all of those little kids are going to do the things that we do. And they will all kiss someone someday. But for now, sledding is enough. I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn’t.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Many times, we want some things

We hunger and thirst for them

We wish they can just come quickly

But with every stage of life come its own responsibilities

Come its own challenges

Come its own ups and down

Enjoy every stage of your life as it come

Do your best to create memories

Memories with loved ones

Memories with people you meet along your way to the top

Because yesterday will never come again

But you will always wish you had done some things differently


Thanks for reading…xoxoxoxoxo


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  1. Victoria
    June 17, 2016 / 5:18 am

    nice one…did lovely

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