Day 10 – Old Photos

Day 10 of 31 day blogging challenge

Share old photos of yourself

I few challenges ago I spoke on the feeling of being in nursery. The pure happiness I remember from that time, the pastries I can still taste from my favourite bakery and the feeling of being a completely carefree toddler. All of this was such a long time ago that it had me thinking, was it really that great or was my mind exaggerating it? It’s easy to look back on something you don’t remember to well. When your life is far from simple at that time, it looks for a simpler time to idolize.

However in this case my mind got it completely right, nursery was awesome! Being a lil toddler was awesome! I know this because I took this challenge as a mission to find old photos of super happy nursery Laura. My mum must have packed all my childhood photos away during one of her spring cleaning days but I managed to get my hands on one! Well two but one is a Father’s Day mug.. all shall be clear.

As you can see I was totally right about the amazing feeling nursery gave me. As I said in my day 7 post, it’s okay to look back at carefree times and want that feeling for yourself now. Of course you need to understand that we will never be a toddlers again, so will never be 100% carefree. However you can look back to the mindset you had as a toddler. Remember when you lived a life for yourself. Look back to when you were in control of your happiness. Reminisce about that when it was all about you, your parents and your besties – and you were happy with that.

Happiness is an inside job, a lesson we started learning as children. Ever since refreshing the memories of Lil Laura, I’ve decided to use her as an inspiration for me now. As we get older we become fearful of being saying what we feel and doing what we say. Lil Laura has reminded me that it is okay to be the truest version of myself. It’s okay to live a life that I am happy with.

In fact it is better than okay. It’s awesome.

Stay Bliss, Laura (and Lil Laura)

 

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