Sometimes “adulting” can be very serious work. Ok, let’s be honest, most times, it’s very serious. In fact, many people have described the adult life as “all work, no play”. Fresh faced and optimistic to live life on our own terms at eighteen, we’re thrust into the world of responsibility and sustainability both professionally and personally and it requires a copious amount of focus, commitment and energy.
Yes, living a productive and responsible life is a respectable and mature goal but it can come in the price of loosing our capacity to be lighthearted. While lighthearted is indeed a feeing of being carefree, cheerful, free and easy, and happy go-lucky, which some consider immature and irresponsible, it’s also a feeling that is gentle, playful, and easygoing. Being lighthearted is a beautiful way of balancing the tension and tediousness of adult life.
Some days you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.CS Lewis
Take a trip down memory lane and dive into your favorite fairytale from childhood. Relax and reconnect with far-away dreams, endless possibilities, and the grit to see them through.
Perhaps restore the buried hope that you can do anything you put your mind to, and your treasure is out there waiting for you!
At the very least you’ll get a well-deserved break from the daily seriousness that can weigh you down and quite possibly receive a tiny boost of inspiration to conquer whatever falls in your path, worthy of a fairytale hero. ❤️
Tell me, what was your favorite or most inspiring fairytale as a child and why?
Keep it Simple,
Need a jog of memory? Try checking out the classics: Peter Pan, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, The Wizard of Oz, Little Red Riding Hood. They never disappoint!