When I Grow Up

Recently I was talking about going back to college, and my daughter-in-law slid in a rather nasty comment about "deciding what i wanted to be when I grew up.". I'm 57 years old.

Perhaps I've been kept in a deliberately sheltered environment my entire life from parents to husbands, where others made every single decision for me. But  I find that I do still have a child-like way about me that I never quite lost. I think I could still go outside in the backyard and play, and enjoy it almost as much as I did when I was five. I never quite lost my imagination or my ability to dream, or my creativity.

If I had been nurtured, perhaps I would be more than I am now, but that original person who was young and vulnerable and had an imagination and had dreams is still here, locked inside this body. The only difference is the added experiences.

So, do I behave like a staid 57 year old woman, and wear long dresses and wear my hair up and wear sensible shoes? HECK no.

I behave more like a 30 year old soccer Mom and run around town in flip flops and capris and a a Tshirt, with my long blonde hair flying.
Rolle2323 Rolle2323
61-65, F
1 Response Aug 8, 2010

SH!T, I AM 23 YEARS OLD AND HONESTLY, I DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH ANY OF WHAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN. WELL, YOUR DAUGHTER-IN-LAW IS AN IDIOT, IT IS VERY REFRESHING TO KNOW THAT THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE THAT ENJOYS LIFE ENOUGH TO PLAY IN THE BACKYARD AND DOESN'T GET HUNG UP ON THE "PROPER" WAY TO ACT FOR THEIR AGE! IN MY OPINION, THAT MAKES YOU A BETTER PERSON, THE CHILDISH LITTLE THINGS THAT MAY GET ON OTHER PEOPLE'S NERVES (THEY'RE JUST JEALOUS, THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY CAN LET LOOSE THAT WAY) BUT KEEPS YOUR SPIRIT FREE AND HAPPY, THE WAY IT SHOULD BE!!! PEOPLE ARE CREATIVE AND HUMOROUS FOR A REASON, I DON'T KNOW WHY SOME STARTED SEEING THAT AS CHILDISHNESS. . . EITHER WAY, DON'T LISTEN TO THEM, IF YOU WANNA PLAY, DAMMIT PLAY!!! <br />
ALSO, BRAVO FOR GOING BACK TO SCHOOL!!! I AM SURE YOU WILL ACCOMPLISH MUCH QUICKLY AND STILL HAVE TIME TO GET ON THE SWINGS :):):)<br />
KUDOS!!!