Prompt 110: What Delighted You as a Child? Recreate a Scene with you In It Where you Feel One of These Ways.
The things that delighted me as a child were sports and being with my friends. It was more about being with them and enjoy common interests than one specific scene.
It’s hard to figure out a scene to recreate that I felt delighted. Sports in general and being with my friends were more than one specific scene. I can think of a few of these moments.
The first was watching the Major League Baseball All-Star Game with friends that came over. I did this for a few years where my friends would come over to watch the game. We had to stop as the game became the day I left for camp.
I remember all of us celebrating one specific play that was amazing. The play kind of came out of nowhere. I don’t want to get deeper into what the play was. I don’t feel comfortable revealing when that was. It was far more about being with my friends and all of
It was far more about being with my friends and all of us being delighted by the play and being able to enjoy the game together.
Another love of my childhood was hiking. I was fortunate to be able to participate in that frequently throughout my tween and teens years.
Getting to the top of the peak with a group of peers was a major accomplishment. We all worked together to get to the top. When other kids lagged behind we would push them in a constructive way to get to the top.
It delighted me to be in nature and to accomplish things that made me feel good about myself for the time being. Most of my childhood when I would feel delighted it would be for a short time.
I always struggled with self-esteem. Being able to do things that delighted me made me feel good about myself in the short term. The long term was and is a struggle.
The thing I think of as for grown ups and not for me is when I see someone in a position of a lot of authority.
A CEO, politician, or Sports administrator almost seems foreign to me. There are so many things I wanted to do with my life. Not the first two, but I see people much younger than I am doing things that I wanted to do and it’s difficult.
I’m still young enough to be able to have success in various areas, I just have to alter my wants and dreams.
When we are growing up we all want to do it fast, then when we get there most of us want to go back to being children.
The reality of being an adult and the things we get to do is far different from what our hopes and dreams are.
The everyday realities of work, domestic chores errands being in a relationship and/or the end of a relationship can take an emotional toll.
Some get to live a life they hoped for an others struggle. How much support do those that struggle get? How genuine are those around them? What do we truly get out of life?
When we get older do we still remember to enjoy ourselves as much as when we are children? It’s ok to act silly and have fun like children do while still being an adult.
One of the other things I’ve struggled with my whole life that has also spilled into adulthood is with organization. Keeping things where they should be and being able to prioritize is something I am constantly working on.
What is truly for grownups anyway and what isn’t? That can often depend on who you ask.
Prompt Three: Picture a Photo from your Childhood, one you know well.Narrate the scene around the taking of that photo, to the best of your memory.
I was fortunate enough to go to a great overnight camp. The picture I remember was in a beautiful setting. I was on horseback with a beautiful backdrop in nature. Those were some of the best times of my life. I would imagine it was part of the horse show as I was in the ring.
I remember more about how special the place and people were more than the specific picture. I remember thinking I wish they had a boarding school there to be with the same friends year round.
It’s a special place that had an amazing staff,owners and incredible group of kids that for the most part got along. The friendships I had there were very special and I felt myself maybe more than any other time in my life.
I have been able to reconnect with so many of those friends and counselors through the power of social media. I hope to be able to make it back there sometime to visit.