February · One Minute Mind

My One Minute Mind – All Grown Up

I heard a news story this week that blew me away

Did you know that the age childhood ends, according to this news story, is 14!!


14? Really?

I have to tell you I was sitting there with my mouth hanging wide open and a look of utter disbelief covered my face.

Apparently, 14 is when most kids begin really thinking about college, getting a job, and looking toward their future which was the determining factor for this shocking childhood ending age.

Photo Courtesy of: Heart and Centered Rebalancing

I remember as a kid people would ask me how old I was. I would tell them my age but never failed to add the phrase “and 1/2”. I was never just my age, I was 6 and 1/2, 10 and 1/2, 15 and 1/2, etc.

I also remember wishing I were older than I was. When I was 5 I couldn’t wait to be 6; when I was 15 I couldn’t wait to be 16, when I was 17 I couldn’t wait to be 18; when I was 20 I couldn’t wait to be 21…

That all changed quickly!

Now I struggle to even remember how old I actually am. I literally have to stop and THINK about it! 😉

Time seems to go much faster as the years pass. I mean seriously, we are already into the second month of 2016 and I can’t even tell you what happened in the first month of this year.

Why are we so eager to ‘grow-up’ as children and even more eager to slow time down as adults?

Time waits for no one I’m afraid.

The news that my childhood ended at 14 rocked me to my core so I think the only thing to do is begin again: slow down, be present in the moment, and stop wishing my life away.

I don’t want to adult today.


4 thoughts on “My One Minute Mind – All Grown Up

  1. I do know my age. I am 54. I will be able to get a lot of discounts soon. I was like you and had to sit and remember. But now I look at it differently. You are only as old as your feel. My life is picking up and my outlook looks brighter. I am going to find all the new things that life can give me. You are never to young.


  2. I can so relate to this. I remember doing the same thing, I was always “nearly 16” or “almost 18”, now my son is 15, my daughter is 17 and I want to slow it all down! Time is going fast, but all we can do is try and stay right where we are, in the present! Great post.


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