4.12.2012

Nostalgia

I'm feeling very nostalgic this morning. Maybe it's because I read this awesome post yesterday (which I can relate to 112%). Maybe it's because I sold my first car on Saturday. Or because last night I dreamed about my little 2 pound chihuahua, Muffin, that my parents gave my for my 7th birthday and who was tragically hit by a car 5 years later. Last night I dreamed we found him somewhere, and he was alive and old and slept a lot. I woke up this morning with tears streaming down my face. Or it could be because my dad texted me this awesome picture yesterday:



Yes, that is a plastic kiddie cup and bowl, with a piece of paper taped to the side that reads "pens & pencils." He just wanted me to know that he still keeps it in his office. It made me so happy, because I faintly remember giving it to him when I was super little.

So if you haven't gathered, I'm quite sentimental. I cherish memories and certain objects probably more than I should. On days when work is frustrating (every day?) and when the bills and responsibilities pile up, I can't help but let my mind wander back to my childhood. Back to the days when my best friend lived across the street in the white house with green trim and we had picnics in our clubhouse, which was nothing more than a little grass bed under the trees up in the hills behind my house with a never ending pile of empty capri suns. Back when the old wooden piano I learned to play on was situated right between the living room and dining room, right by the staircase. When I could look out my bedroom window on the second floor from our house perched high in the foothills and watched the bright casino lights of downtown Reno when I couldn't sleep. When I looked forward to the frequent road trips to California, sunny summer days at Lake Tahoe, and winter mornings spent skiing on Mt. Rose. My desk drawers were overflowing with Lisa Frank stickers and glitter gel pins. My Bonne Bell chapstick was always in my pocket, and scrunchies and butterfly clips were adorning my long brown hair. When I wasn't rollerblading or riding my bike, my evenings were spent watching Doug and Boy Meets World. I had a blue inflatable chair that matched my blue lava lamp. My room was buried under a sea of beanie babies.

These are the things I miss some days. The simplicity of childhood. I'm glad I'm an adult (usually) and I look forward to the future, but so often I think back and wished I would've cherished those sweet years a little more. Soaked up the crisp mountain air, the sounds of the roaring creek down the road from our house, and the carefree days spent playing in the hills, tripping over barbed wire, and finding old hunting signs from the 1800s. That I would've fully taken to heart what I was constantly told, to enjoy childhood because it goes by so quickly and it's something you'll always miss.

I may not be a child anymore, but I am a young adult. I can cherish these somewhat carefree days before children and mortgage payments. I can relish in the freedom I once craved and eat cookies for breakfast or stay up late watching movies.


But if I could have one request, could we please have Boy Meets World back?







Because no show will ever, ever, top it.

8 comments:

  1. Amen sister! -- That show was pretty awesome. :D
    -Colie
    xoxo

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  2. GREAT photos, girl! I'm new here and I LOVE the look and feel of your site so far! Off to check out some more posts. Have a wonderful week! xo

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  3. childhood and feeling nostalgic for it is the best. i love when it is summer and i've just taken a shower and the windows are open and i get this cool breeze. it takes me back to bath time after i spent all day and night playing outside on summer break. for a moment i'm back there. i'm a boy meets world fan myself. i wish they'd bring that and the muppet babies back. thanks for the dose of childhood!

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  4. We definitely share our sentimental hearts, Shell! Totally! I always feel like everything has value, and I want to keep all of my "treasures"! Hard to let go. Now that I'm married and closer to having a baby, I do get excited thinking about all the things I want to do to make my kid's childhood just as memorable and full!

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  5. I also miss: Family Matters, STep by Step, Full House as well as Bly Meets World. They really dont make shows like that for pre-teens and it sucks because they end up watching Jersey Shore. (I know I teach 8th graders...)

    BTW, I nominated you for an award on my blog today :)

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  6. Oh my I kept trying to find the right words for your nostalgic posts because I loved them so much!

    and come on there really isnt anything better thn BMW.

    xo

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  7. AHH! Agree!! I've seriously thinking of buying the entire series on DVD recently. Also, I like your new layout :)

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  8. I'm definitely just as sentimental! Sometimes it's even embarrassing. It's so much easier to hold onto things than let go of them.

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