Our Childhood Is Dead.
Never again will any of us be able say that we had the same great times yesterday, we’re having the same great times today, and we’ll all have the same great times tomorrow too.
Never again will any of us be able to revel in our surroundings, to revel in the company we keep and revel in the knowledge that we will be able to do it all again tomorrow.
Never again will we be able to look back, and regret the things we never did, but live on in the knowledge we can put right those regrets tomorrow.
These times are fading.
Our lives are changing. Whether we like it or not. Every year until now we were able to live knowing that we would live the same life next year, we would have the same friends next year, we would have the comfort of the same surroundings next year.
But no longer.
All of us are beginning to think about University, or about Gap Years, or about whatever we intend to do after our A Levels. The excitement of a new beginning, anticipation of all the great days that will be had and of all the friends that will be made, and a sense of adventure. A sense of taking a leap and never looking back, of moving forwards, of ploughing head first into a future with nothing other than the thrill of the complete unknown to keep us company.
But did anyone ever stop to think about right now.
Look around you. Look at all the people you surround yourself with. Look at all the smiling faces, some that have been there day in, day out, for the past 6 years of your life, some longer.
And know that the days of today are dying.
The life you live right now is dying. Think about it. This time next year. Most of us are ready to move out of our homes in the coming months, to move on to our new horizons, and to leave our comfortable lives we have lead for the past however many years behind us.
But hold no fear.
There is still time. Live each day as if it was your last. Laugh each laugh as if it was the warmest to every have lit up your heart. Shed each tear as if it was filled with every last drop of emotion your soul could muster. Fight each fight as if the cause was all you had ever lived for. Cherish each relationship as if it was the only true friend you had ever had. Appreciate every single day, every single night, and everything in between, because this is the final time you will be able to. Because soon you will leave it all behind, but leave it for a new, exciting future.
Our childhood is dead, boys and girls. Long live the kids we used to be.