Sunday, May 12, 2013

I Miss Being Carefree

Day 12, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life...)

I miss being carefree.

I've always been a worry wart, so I wouldn't say that I was ever fully "carefree" like other teenagers; however, I should have allowed myself to be!

Why did I start working when I was 16? At times, I worked 2 jobs plus babysat.

Why in the world did I hate high school so much that I spent my entire senior year taking college courses to get ahead? 

Why in the world did I not fully embrace the dorm/apartment life and be a carefree college student?

Why in the world did I rush through college and think that an extra semester, or even year, would be the end of the world?

Why in the world was I in such a hurry to become a grownup and get in the workforce?

I rushed through my teenage years to become a grownup who doesn't know what she wants to be...

What in the world was I thinking?
I miss being carefree.



  1. if there is one thing I haven't rushed, it's my college education. pah! what I would give to just have a degree right now.

    but I totally get what you're saying. I miss all that too.

  2. It's not to late to stop and smell the flowers. Good luck trying to decide what you to do with your life.
    Looking Back with a Smile

  3. I miss being carefree too. I was lucky and totally enjoyed being carefree [minus teen angst] in high school. The only stresses were sports, crushes and my mom ruining my life [soooo dramatic right?]

    I miss the ease of c hildhood too.

    So strange how we RUSH to growup !


  4. I'm happy I didn't rush! My mom tried to put me in a college program when I was in HS and I said Hell No! I also slowed down on courses in college, so that I didn't graduate early.
    It's not too late, though. Learn to live life to the fullest NOW!


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