Hey gang, I hope you’re all doing really well and your week is off to a great start. When you’re reading this or when this post goes live at least I’ll be skiing in the Swiss Alps, how fancy! I’m so excited to get back to the slopes once again especially as it’s just me and George this time around. We haven’t spent a lot of time together since Christmas and as skiing is one of our favourite things to do together we are both so damn excited!
Preparing for a trip always leaves me feeling a tad stressed, what with the packing, planning and ensuring that work carries on whilst I’m away, it doesn’t make for a very relaxed pre trip and it got me thinking about the things I miss about being younger, before the pressures of adulthood hit, which I thought would make for a fun, tongue-in-cheek blog post.
So first up and in relation to the ski trip, I miss being able to go on holiday and be excited about the lead up. Nowadays the lead up to a trip is filled with the stress mentioned above, organising, scheduling, planning, finding a dog sitter etc etc. It always gets me thinking about how easy it was when I used to work in an office and being able to rely on my work pals to carry the load for me whilst I was away, being self employed is a very different story indeed.
The next thing I miss about being younger is public transport… Yep, I said it, can you even believe it!? I miss getting the tram into town every day and having time to read a book. Don’t get me wrong there are things I really do not miss about public transport but having that free twenty minutes to just read is certainly something I do miss. I mean, I could get the bus into town now, but having a car is glorious, if only I could drive and read at the same time eh.
I miss not having to load and unload the dishwasher twice a day… Absolute first world problems but living with my parents and my dad being a total diva about how the dishwasher was loaded (anyone else’s dad like that? It’s gotta be a dad thing) was dreamy! One of my least favourite chores is loading and unloading the dishwasher and boy do I miss not having to do it every single day.
Remember the days when hangovers weren’t a thing? Or if they were you’d simply block off the next day to stay in bed and feel sorry for yourself? Well I bloody well miss those days as my hangovers, although few and far between nowadays as I’m terrified of actually being hungover, they’re worse than ever before! And usually when they do come it’s when I have plans… Typical. People always warned me that my hangovers will get worse as I got older and boy were they right!
There are many other things I miss about being younger such as gorgeous plump clear skin, eyes without crows feet around them, my Nanna & Grandad, playing hockey, having no responsibilities aside from keeping my bedroom tidy and going to school, not having bills to pay etc etc.
But I must say getting older is brilliant. Being able to know exactly who you are, what you like and don't like and having the freedom to do what you want when you want to is just beautiful. Growing old isn't a luxury everybody has and I'm beginning to appreciate ageing for exactly what it is, despite missing a couple of things my younger self had.
Do let me know what you miss about being younger, I have a feeling you'll have some good ones!