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Scott Francis Baker


March 28th, 2001

Resignation @ 08:42 pm

I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year-old again. I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant. I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make a sidewalk with rocks.

I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them. I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer's day. I want to return to a time when life was simple; When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care.

All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset. I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good. I want to believe that anything is possible. I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again. I want to live simple again. I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and loss of loved ones.

I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow. So . . . here's my checkbook and my car-keys, my credit card bills and my 401K statements. I am officially resigning from adulthood.
 
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From:gorgonous
Date:March 28th, 2001 09:00 pm (UTC)
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I wouldn't mind still wanting to be a tree when I grow up. :)
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From:muerte
Date:March 28th, 2001 09:22 pm (UTC)

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Hahahah that's hillarious. The neighbor kid always wanted to be a bird. Me, I wanted to be a neuro-surgeon. I was messed up!
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From:angz
Date:March 28th, 2001 09:36 pm (UTC)
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Up until I was in High School I thought I was going to be an astronaut. Crazy..where did I go wrong?
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From:sbclark
Date:March 28th, 2001 09:20 pm (UTC)
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You actually know your multiplication tables? hmmm... I must be missing something...
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From:mandapandawong
Date:March 28th, 2001 09:44 pm (UTC)

heh heh

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multiplcation?? oh dear, I think I missed something the past 6 years... I don't think its good to learn... whatever i'm learning (i think i should start paying attention in math class....) without knowing what multiplcation is...

doh! :-D
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From:mandapandawong
Date:March 28th, 2001 09:38 pm (UTC)
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can i resign from pre-teenhood?

i hate this stupid crap where if you don't like somebody, you're not "cool", and if you do like somebody, but you're not going out with them, thats also not "cool". and where your teachers don't understand that YOU HAVE A LIFE and that you can't do their homework all the time. and where your parents think that if you go to a party once every other month, you're partying too much. and where you can't be on the phone for more that 3 minutes, even if you're talking to that special person that your parents don't even know about. and where your friends contemplate suicide, and depression happens everyday, and you can't do anything about it. and where when that special someone ignores you for the slightest moment, your world falls apart. and where if you don't get a 4.0 gpa, your parents think you're slacking off.

so once you turn the big double digits, i suppose your life gets complicated... when it comes to friends, school, work, money... just life. bah.
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From:sbclark
Date:March 29th, 2001 03:41 pm (UTC)
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I think it's ok to resign from preteenhood and teenhood... such drama!
My life has just recently become undramatic. I had to leave it all for nearly 4 months, and now I think I'm an adult....
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From:sbclark
Date:March 29th, 2001 03:42 pm (UTC)
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Oh, and I like it better this way...
From:allisa
Date:March 28th, 2001 11:20 pm (UTC)
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I have had a much better adulthood then childhood! Even with all the depression I went through and anxiety I went through. I love making my own choices wether it be dropping out of college, or choosing one job over another! I like the tough choices, the hurt, the anger. I like it all. Being an adult has so much more to offer then being a child. The rewards are far greater.
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From:mana
Date:March 29th, 2001 05:26 pm (UTC)
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i had no idea you were so poetic :)

Scott Francis Baker