Wednesday, August 01, 2012

My Official Resignation

Today, I, Sam (of sound mind and judgement) would like to Officially Hand in my Resignation as An Adult. I have decided to accept the responsibilities of an eight-year-old again! 



I want to go down to Pizza Hut and think it’s a five-star restaurant. I want to think that M & M's are better than money because you can eat them. I want to wear my sparkly pink jelly shoes and think its the height of fashion. I want to have a whole slab of Cadbury's chocolate without feeling guilty afterwards. Remember when we could eat as much ice cream and french fries as our stomachs could bear, without even knowing what a calorie was? The only bad thing that could come out of eating an entire box of cookies and a slushie was a sugar rush. We had no care or concern about where on our hips the hidden saturated fats went to.

I want to return to when all you knew were colours, multiplication, time tables and ABC's. When nursery rhymes were as simple as Jack & Jill and I hadn't a clue about who John Keats was. A bedtime story meant diving into a fairytale world where anything you imagined was real. Dragons, wizards, queens, fairy-god mothers, mirrors on the wall, a glass slipper and of course, the certainty that we will always get our Prince Charming in the end. I found that real life doesn't work out exactly that way. The princes have all been turned into frogs and glass slippers are really uncomfortable to walk in! I want to be able to believe in magic again. That when I toss a coin in a magic fountain, my wish will come true. 


I want to go back to a time when things were simpler. When a jigsaw puzzle or a Barbie doll represented a whole week's worth of entertainment. When I didn't need a Smartphone, iPad, Xbox, Internet and Satellite TV to keep me busy – all at the same time. When the only time money mattered was in a game of Monopoly. When I thought that candy floss was a piece of a sugar dipped cloud. When you actually had an imagination. When magic really existed and it wasn't all just special effects created on a Hollywood set. 

I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest, and good will always triumph over evil. When boys were just some annoying class disturbance and not the objection of our affections. When friends were real and you didn't care about their race or religion or if they were fat, skinny, pink, green or from a whole other planet, it just didn't matter. When we believed that all adults must know everything (How wrong we were about that!). When numbers on a scale didn't matter, when ballet skirts and bobby socks were still cute, jewellery was made out of macaroni, and make-up meant cherry lip balm and nothing else. 

I want to believe that anything is possible....all you have to do is Dream. I want the complexities of life to be unknown to me. I want to be completely ecstatic by the little things again like the sound of the ice cream van and the thrill of going to the zoo. I DON'T want to know about work stress, deadlines, taxes, designer clothes, relationship drama, popularity or gossip! I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams and the goodness of human kind. 

So here are my car keys, makeup bag, credit cards, shopping bills, laptop and mobile phone... I am officially resigning from adulthood. 
I will now proceed to find my way back to the playground...


What do you miss most about your childhood?


*I was inspired to write and adapt this from a shorter version sent to me by email. I changed it to reflect my own childhood memories.
*All images found via weheartit.com

51 comments:

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

Sam! You almost gave me a heart attack! I thought you were going to say that you were going to stop blogging! What a relief it was to read the rest of the post! I had a great childhood too - I miss family trips to the beach and Popsicles! Special dates with my mum and dad...so many memories :) I think it's important to remember our way to the 'playground' and how to 'play' :) I loved this post lovely! xoxox

Carolyna said...

I had great cildhood too :-) so many memories :-)
great post. I love this picture

Lilli said...

ah Sam you are very right and u do well!!:D I can get u..Im as u, miss all of those things..what i miss most is the fact we havent responsabilities!after this post Im going to miss it very much!!:**

Shahrzād said...

hahahah I miss my childhood too, nothing to do, insouciance, no responsibilities, only sleep and play at school!

http://leguidedelama.blogspot.com

fluff and fripperies said...

I really loved this post Sam. It's made me so nostalgic for my childhood. Happy days... xo

Denise said...

I read all with a lotof interest and I must say, I've already resigned from some things... I have cable TV, but I very seldom watch it... I have neither a smart phone, by choice, nor an ipod... I do use internet, though, but some days I decide not to, I'm off. I don't use cars very much and I do eat chocolate and candies, though I confess I check my weight everyday...
I decided that long ago, but mainly after both my parents died around a year and a half ago. I thought "what for? Everything? And then dying quite young still? I will try my best in enjoying life from now on!"
I used to say I didn't have a nice chidlhood before they passed away, because my brothers and I had to study a lot and couldn't play with other kids. As bad as it sounds, we were supposed not to "mix". But now that my parents are gone :( I keep on thinking of how nice it was going to the beach with them or to restaurants on Sundays, to the playground with my grandmother and even having "fights" with my brothers when we were very young. Yes, I do miss it, and thank you sooooo very much for having written this, and triggering my memories again, which are what I most cherish these days! Thank you for being so wonderfullyu inspiring (and you know it's honest!)

Adeola Naomi said...

Ok Sam!
You nearly killed me from an heart failure, I thought you were talking about blogging.
I will totally love to go back to my childhood too.
Great post dear, hope you week was amazing.
Have a great rest of the week honey!
Kisses

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I'm joining you Sam! I am ridiculously stressed at work and want to go back to a time of no stress! I just loved and lived simply! I do love having a husband, but don't love dealing with housing, taxes, deadlines, and meetings. Bring me back!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Oh to Be a Muse said...

What a wonderful post! I totally understand exactly where you're coming from. There are certainly days when I feel the same way. I think I good balance would be to just take a vacation from adulthood by simply going on a vacation...no bills, no work, no nothing...just relaxation without a care in the world--like a kid again.

Tammy Lau said...

OMG..ahahahha. love your post!! yea, I do not want to grow up and want to be a little girl also!!!! The color is wonderful and you know what, I am designing my first FONDANT CAKE AND CUPCAKE for my edgymix site. It will involve hello kitty and chanel!!!:P..ahahah Do ck it on my facebook page later.

Have a great day love:)

EDGYMIX New Post-Dominican Republic

LINDA said...

Very cute blog!! xoxo

Linda from www.moonon.com

Daniella said...

Wow Sam what a great post! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, reminiscing my child hood memories. What i wish i could get across to every little boy and every little girl is that there is no need to rush your childhood because once its gone it's gone and you've 65 odd years to be an adult. One again sweetie, lovely post and interesting post :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Margarida Reis said...

great post!
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Miu said...

I love this post!
I'll join you on the playground!

I miss the ability to imagine things.

Josie said...

I love this post, it's so nostalgic! Still do lots of those things anyway, don't worry about what others think as long as you're happy! And anyway, jelly shoes ARE on trend haha xxx

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

I love it too and I do too miss my childhood oh so very much!! No responsibilities no care in the world...it was all about playing and having a blast!!! ME Too want to be a kid again. Great post doll.


<3 Marina
Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

Elle Sees said...

Love thi. May I join you?

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

can I join you, please? I want to play with Barbies and stuff socks into my mom's bra and pretend I have boobs and eat whatever I want and never gain an ounce:)

*Erin

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Great post and I'd love to join you. I'd especially like to get rid of all the daily pressures, bills, and yes, even technology (like you mentioned) in order to get back to a simpler, happier and easier life...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, the post seems to have touched a nerve with quite a few people and I'm glad I'm not alone in getting annoyed by it ;-)

Have a lovely evening, Love from London xo

Shahrzād said...

1m82 I'm very tall :D it's difficult for my to find a long pant! And the one a wore it's a 7/8 but look like a 3/4 one me.
Cloudy (kitten white and grey) and Blackette (the black one^^) my babies <3

The Jones said...

Wow, this is the best post...it was such a delight to read...I so very much wish I could go back to being a child too!

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

Ask Erena said...

Great post! I guess I miss the most my home town in Ukraine:-) It is been 14 years.... I also like that in my memory from childhood things were bigger:-)I guess because I was smaller.LOL!
hugs from New York,
xx
Ask Erena
http://askerena.blogspot.com/

Jenna Hughes said...

although I'm still young, 18, I wish I was in elementary school again. those were the best days. before drama and pettiness became prevelant

http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

Rahul Bhatia said...

Sam this is a masterpiece writing and so adorable! A rush of memories came as I read and re read this post! A childhood full of fun as what anyone would long for! I sometimes feel that I have'nt grown old and like to make friends, look at things with same curiosity and make friends with the whole world:)Just lovely!!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

HaHa Sam!!! This was so much fun to read. I'm turning in my resignation too girl. Those were the BEST days! I hate responsibilities and stress. I love everything you loved.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Paris said...

This is too adorable and I officially want to go back to my childhood now too - lately I've been thinking even just removing a decade from my age and going back to 13 would be great! Lol
My favorite is the part about calories and eating chocolate and ice cream without feeling guilty at all haha
And to answer your question, I don't know about adding any spices to mac and cheese to add some spunk! I would say maybe a breadcrumb top if you bake it - that can be really delicious! Otherwise my best advice is add various cheeses to it! I like using at least a four cheese blend when I'm making it :)
I also add a little butter to add flavor personally (as you see in my post), but that's another extra addition you don't truly need with the cheese and fresh cream!

xoxo,
Paris

glitteratiandglamour.blogspot.com

trishie said...

I definitely miss the simplicity of things and the way I looked at the world and believed in fairytales when i was a child.

GlamFabChameleon said...

Agree with you, I had the same initial thought!!! Sam Sam honey, what are you doing to us??:) Eventually it was such a sweet story, I knew you were hiding that kid somewhere inside of you!!!:) But you know what- we can always approach to all those things we have with an infantile joy and happiness, that keeps our spirit 100% alive, just like we were kids!:) kissssssss

jamie said...

sam, this is SO adorable! i loved this post! ahh, childhood was amazing. no real responsibilities.. no bills.. oh why cant we turn back time?!

xx, james

Elly @ Caribean Living said...

Aaah, these images and memories are so cute, you're making me reminisce about being a little girl! I totally agree, sometimes it would be nice to check out of adulthood for a little while...

Ember Drake said...

Hahaha this is the best post I've read all week! :-D Can I join you?!

I would love to go back to a time before work stresses where I could play with my Princess Jasmine Barbie and watch kids TV while eating way more sweets/ice cream than one person ever should! Everything was so much more fun and magical back then!

Em
x

http://emberdrake.blogspot.co.uk

różowa szminka said...

sweet

Emma said...

Sweet post... I miss our playground days and innocence.. Xx

Pratishtha Durga said...

Oh sam, all this time, and this is your most amazing post!!! I love it... Fabulously written, beautifully crafted. I miss so much about my childhood, and do think that being an adult is a job I am about ready to quit!

Beauty Follower said...

Lovely pictures!

Jayme and Mendi said...

Love this! It would be great to go back for a bit to summers at the pool, playing with barbies, riding bicycles until your mom yelled for you to come inside, summers off from school...the list could go on!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

katerina karatsoli said...

This post is so unique!!!Totally adore!!!I think I will start thinking like a five year old, which is better because i will get all the candies and the chocolates!!!!
Thanks so so much for the lovely comment on my blog!!!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

Kat said...

aw i love this post! i feel like i just got out of my childhood but i still want to go back too :P

katslovefashion.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

this is too cute!! it is fun remembering those things! my bf's sisters both have kids and it is so neat to see what amuses them for hours on end, the littlest things :D

-jessica
http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

absolutelyfaaabulous.com said...

Being able to eat absolutely everything I want without gaining even a micro gram on the weight!! Oh god.. I am totally convinced.. ;)

http://absolutelyfaaabulous.com

Wil Harris said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Life through a child's eyes. I had a really fun childhood and having 2 brothers and 2 sisters helped a lot! :)

Life was simple as a child. I think that's what I miss the most about my childhood: the simple life.

Bodil Huisman said...

I totally agree with you. Great post :)!
I miss the times that I was totally careless and could play around
with no worries at all, good old days :).

LOVE BO,
PurePreciousPerfection.blogspot.com

Mademoiselle S. said...

I miss everything... The freedom of spirit, the games, friends, places... everything.. Great post, dear!

xx

http://mademoiselle-s-blog.blogspot.com/

The Sunshine District said...

Love this post! I completely agree! I miss my barbies :) Being able to entertain myself for an entire day :)
xo Jac
thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

pamela said...

This is absolutely adorable.

Im throwing all my university work in with everything adult imaginable
...
well maybe not my shoes, because i had some questionable footwear growing up.

xxoo
pamela

pamelamarrie.com

Fashion-Bridge said...

Hahaha! what a fun post Sam! Oh well, we all want to be kids again once in a while. And though I don't really miss being a kid I'd love to be happy b/s a really tiny things like kids are. It's fantastic, their ability to be happy and glad because of the most smallest things in the world

Xx

Alexandra

www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

WE INSPIRE US said...

adorable post! i so undersatand your thoughts!

Sabrina said...

You're my new hero. This would be an amazing weekend if you tried to do even half of these.
A few weekends ago, I ate all the ice cream I could like I just didn't care about consequences...aaaand got a killer stomach ache. But the pure innocence and carefree attitude of it was worth it alone!

Sincerely,
Sabrina

just me said...

this is simply amazing post :) the life was much more easier when we were kids even without i-phones, i-pads and I-Things, because we were just kids.
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hope in high heels said...

Sam, I love this! Life was much simpler and much more fun when I was younger - an adventure to be lived every single day! A lot of my favorite memories revolve around horses and the group of girls I used to ride with - we would get up to all sorts of fun stuff. It was a wonderful way to spend my childhood!

Medusa said...

Just found your blog - I loved this post (& the picture) & also your coverage of N.Y. Fashion Week! It's amazingly detailed. You've just got yourself a new follower! :)