Most parents and many kids know the truth – that experience and those basic, childhood skills really matter to success later in life.
- Crawling – to get to a table to stand up (not just for toddlers…)
- Balance – gaining it, learning to stand, riding a train/subway, standing on a 4″ beam 4’0″ off the ground and not falling off (cartwheels, back flips and 360 spins optional 2 out of 3 ain’t bad, right?)
- Learning how to talk and form the sounds in every day speech
- Coloring and staying in the lines
- Making friends in a room where you don’t know anyone
- Telling a story to a friend (real or imaginary)
- Making a sandwich (PB&J or grilled cheese!)
- The list goes on and on
Every day, we take one step farther into what we will do, who we will become and that doesn’t stop (or shouldn’t stop) at any age. If you aren’t doing what you really want to be doing… well, then, look backwards.
Think back to what you wanted most out of your life early on. Think back to your most enjoyable, favorite past-times – even if all they used were the essential childhood skills that you have honed and refined even more as you’ve grown. Maybe that will help you think about what you want to do tomorrow and every day after that, too. It is never too late to change.
~ Dawn aka Hat Girl