Adulthood And Nostalgia of Childhood

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Earlier I was going through my notifications and stumbled on GarrethGrey's "Unnamed: My Imaginary friend" and it brought back memories of childhood. So I thought: Why not write about this. Reading her post had brought back memories of my childhood.

Childhood was fun! A lot of young adults and adults often wish they can return to the days they used to live carefree. I remember as a child, I had little or no chores to do. The only thing there was to do is to brush and have a bath. If you have done this in the morning, you are free from my mom's scolding.

As a child, the only thing I ever worry about is how to go and play with other children in the neighbourhood and after playing with them, I come home and sleep like a log of wood in the night. I didn't have to worry about what to cook or what to eat. Anything I was served was acceptable. I wasn't picky, neither was I a whiner.

I remember all the visitors we'd have in our house (family and non-family) and how they'd always give money without me asking. Money that would be wasted on frivolous things such as sweets and biscuits and if it was Christmas, rest assured the money will be spent on knockouts.

Looking back, I remember Christmas eve was spent bragging about the Chicken and different meat my mom had bought from the market and also about the clothes dad had bought for me. The clothes I would wear on Christmas day after devouring a plate of rice and meats that mom had served me. After which I would wear my new clothes and visit all the adults I was familiar with in their homes one after the other. Oh the sweet innocence.

Comparing my childhood days to my adulthood are two ends of a pole. Being in the university particularly hasn't been easy. The struggle has always been finding a balance between the 3S - Study, Self, Social life - I have to worry every day about what to eat. Even though I don't care most of the time, eating right too is another problem to worry about too.

Even though it was easy to socialise and play with the other kids as a child, I have not been able to replicate that as an adult. I wouldn't say I am antisocial, I also wouldn't say I am social. I am somewhere in-between and most times my socialising with others is greatly dependent on my mood.

Let's not forget the pressure that comes with meeting up responsibilities and the expectations of others, as well as the unending disappointments that weigh us down when we do not meet those expectations. Little wonder why every adult wants to return to their childhood. You really don't know what you have until it is gone. Which begs the thought of whether I would look back to this time in my old age and wish I could come back to this time and cherish it more than I am doing now.

CONCLUSION

I had started writing this article yesterday night hoping to post it after when I got a call and subsequently a mood swing. I looked back at the laptop and thought whether or not to continue. I realised I had become disinteredted, so I just close the laptop, go have a shower and laid on the bed. Took the phone to check WhatsApp for messages I had missed all day. That was how I dozed off.

Woke up about 4 hours later and it was morning, the start of a new day. I had to leave the house early with my uncle to help him with one thing and we ended up doing another. How did I get to this?

It is a basic summary of what adulthood is. Mood swings, Little or no sleep and things to do when it is dawn. Sometimes, you intend doing one thing and end up doing another thing entirely. This is where I sign off now.

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Ah! Your article brought back my childhood memories back. I am actually quite a nostalgic person. When ever I see old pictures I get nostalgic and those old times seem like a dream to me. I have also written an article by the name β€œNostalgia”. I hope you will like that

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1 year ago

I will check out your article. Don't worry

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1 year ago

Thanks

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1 year ago

I miss my childhood and I like to move there one more time.

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1 year ago

We all would like that LoL

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1 year ago

I always miss my awesome childhood when I don't worry about a lot of things and all I do is think is my life and nothing like thinking about my partner

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1 year ago

Hahaha. I can relate. Little worries in childhood

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1 year ago

Those moments are really fun because we were free and do not have to worry about anything because our parents provided all for us. Days when we would receive from visitors. Days we would be excited that mom had bought Christmas clothes and shoes for us. But now, adulthood has taken over. A time we would keep thinking of what to eat as student in the university. Those are memories.

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1 year ago

I tell you. Adulthood is no picnic

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1 year ago

I always miss my childhood. After see this article i planned to write about my childhood story.

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1 year ago

By all means, do. Let's read what you have to tell

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1 year ago

Childhood na free trial, adulthood is when we truly subscribe to life πŸ˜† it is funny how life was so simple back then and we all looked forward to growing up and becoming adults, but we didn't know it won't be so easy

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2 years ago

It is the sweet innocence and ignorance of childhood

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1 year ago

Childhood will certainly be the most beautiful stage of our lives because we spend it without responsibilities, only enjoying the simplest things. When we grow up, our responsibilities grow with us and things become more difficult and more complicated.

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2 years ago

You are right about that Lara. Responsibilities comes with age

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1 year ago

I can not but smile when ever i remember my childhood memories, i never knew i can be gentle like this.. hehehehe 🀣, but it was full of fun.

Sometimes i will feel like going back to my childhood stage, though not possible , come to think of it, there's are many good things waiting for me ahead my adulthood as well..lol, there's still more dreams to be achieved, but my childhood will forever be a sweet memory for me.. including all the beating that i received then...lol🀣🀣🀣

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2 years ago

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so you were a stubborn child ehn. Now I know. Stubborn Mary

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2 years ago

I miss childhood, I can't believe I wanted to grow up😩😩

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2 years ago

Haha. None of us can believe it. Hahaha

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2 years ago

You are right bruh, looking back at the stark contrast between childhood and adulthood makes you feel like reliving the past again and be that no worries little boy who roams around the nook and crannies of the neighborhood... It's quite impossible though..

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2 years ago

Those days are long gone. We have to start enjoying the day we have now

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2 years ago

That what I also tell people, I am also not antisocial but I can't be described as social. I wish there is a word to that qualify the middle position.

I understand how to you feel, adulthood isn't an easy task.

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2 years ago

Perhaps you can invent a word. Hahaha

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2 years ago

Any" broda" that always come to our compound empty-hsnded and leaves without giving us money doesn't deserve "oyoyo". A mere "good aftunoon" is enough for the stingy fellow

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2 years ago

LmaoπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ you know this too

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2 years ago

Sometimes, you intend doing one thing and end up doing another thing entirely.

So relatable. I am like this all the time lol!

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2 years ago

Hahaha. Do not fret. It is adulthood.

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2 years ago

I love my childhood days and have no regrets on it. Thank you for reminding me of my childhood days by your writing. You made my smile though on my stressful day. :)

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2 years ago

I am glad the article made you smile. The pleasure is mine

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2 years ago

If only those times are this time, I think I'm less with stress 😁. Childhood memories made us realize why we shouldn't waste our time, as time may come that no matter how much we want to go back there's no any way to go back. We can't return our time. As an adult I am now facing the same problems that my mom had face before, about food, bills and etc. And now my child was the one who's enjoying those time's that I am enjoying. Anyway thank you for tagging me and I'm happy that you had a great childhood memories, however I know how stressful it is to be an adult, the pressure and also those big responsibilities but we have to accept that stage's of life change.

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2 years ago

You're right GarrethGrey. It is best we accept what is and move on.

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2 years ago

I never socialize with my relatives πŸ˜….. I'm always at home haha

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2 years ago

πŸ˜…πŸ˜… I socialise with only a few of my relatives

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2 years ago

I do not wish to relive my childhood as I do not intend to see a lot of dead people once more. Going back to the past hashtag nostalgia would only be on the condition that I can change certain things that happened.

In the end, I'm nothing but a broken boy who fears his past.

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2 years ago

That is understandable, no everyone had a good childhood experience. What I would say is times heals all. Look forward and be excited about the prospect of a bright future.

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2 years ago

Time doesn't heal.. time makes it worse daily. Trust me, if you were in my shoes, you'd be mentally unstable- it's a miracle I'm still here.

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2 years ago

Perhaps... Stay strong πŸ’™

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2 years ago

Childhood memories are so lovely and less tasking, one has to worry about little or nothing. But growing up indeed comes with a lot of commitment, just like you said; the 3s... The food you were entitled to when you were small is now what you worry over and about.

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2 years ago

TBH, one of the things I like about holidays is that I don't have to worry about food when I am at home.

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2 years ago