Joy of the unknown!

I have no idea what happens as we get older but something strange definitely goes wrong. I remember being so young and care free – fearless. If  I had an idea I would leap into it. I dreamed big and could not conceive of the idea that my dreams would not come to pass. Now it seems like I second guess anything good and am quick to accept the bad. I have had to condition myself and think about the kind of thoughts I let sit in my mind. Childhood is great because we have not experienced the different knocks and bumps of life. However today I had the revelation that: yes we are getting older and hopefully with age comes wisdom but that does not mean we have to kill our inner child.

Why can’t we dream big as adults? Why have we accepted the word impossible? Why don’t we challenge stereotypes and be game changers? Why is there only one way to do something? Who cares what “they” say?

Live a little! Heck live a lot!!!

Nissi x


About Plantain Periodicals

Hello! Welcome to the Plantain Periodicals blogs. The name stems from the kitchen moments I had with my friends at university cooking plantain and planning our lives together. I have used this space as a window into my mind and the way I make sense of all my experiences through writing.This is where I share those conversations and moments that happen inside my head as a young woman growing up in 21st century London. Hopefully you'll be entertained and also learn a thing or two. My main blog ad: My literature blog: NMx
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6 Responses to Joy of the unknown!

  1. Spiritual World Traveler says:


  2. Susan Michaels says:

    An oh so timely ‘mot’ from you Nissi…as I begin work on a new poetry chapbook, ‘Taking Care of Dreams’. 🙂 Amen!

  3. Thank you for the lovely reminder! I have been struggling with some fears lately, big and small. Some just because I am lazy, some because it is so new and foreign and unknown. Just what I needed for a bright shiny Friday 🙂

  4. expressari says:

    I want to say that as adults, I agree that many of us lose that spunk. It made me smile to read your attitude on life- because I agree! We are the ones that create change. Individual transformation goes a long way.

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