I do not want to grow up

The world is so big. I am only a tiny piece in this huge organism that breaths, moves and lives. There is so much that I don´t know. So much I will never see, hear or touch. So much I will never understand.

Beachfront, Port Elizabeth, 28/08/15
Beachfront, Port Elizabeth, 28/08/15

Sometimes I get stressed over the fact that I am almost 22 and have only seen 8% of the world (I checked with the been-app..). That there is so much that I want to do in my life. So many things I wish to study. Places to work, people to meet. Sometimes I wish that I was Peter Pan. I do not want to grow up.

Then I think about all the things that I do know. Every adventure, and experience that I have had in my life. I have lived for almost 22 years, and I have seen 8% of the world. I have studied, I have loved, I have been in pain. And the best part is; I have so much time left. I can do whatever I want. I do not have to grow up – yet.


3 thoughts on “I do not want to grow up

  1. I turned 30 this year and for me ‘growing up’ has meant traveling more and more, as it meant I focused on what I wanted to achieve with my life rather than just working all week and then partying at the weekends. In a month and a half’s time i’m off to SE Asia to start a trip I hope lasts at least a year and beyond! 🙂


    1. I like that. I imagine that when you get older you have more obligations, keeping you from traveling for example. I also mean “growing up” and becoming an adult who doesn’t climb trees and jump in rain-puddles. But of course, you live your life like you want it to be. I guess it’s not if or when you grow up, but how? 🙂
      Thank you so much for your comment, and enjoy your travels!

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