I’m turning twenty in a week… It’s boggling my mind because I just feel like time has gone by so fast.
Sometimes I’ve caught myself freaking out about it because I don’t really feel like an adult. Even though it’s been a year, I feel like I shouldn’t be legal to drink. I’ve felt like I should still be a small child because I catch myself watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas over and over again and listening to classic Disney music and rocking out to the Cha Cha Slide in my bedroom.
But then today happened and I think I’ve finally figured something out.
I’ve been working my way through all of the Classic Doctor Who episodes, mostly because I’ve a big fan of the modern episodes, but I’ve found that I’m learning a lot from the classic versions. I know that, like so many people, if I ever saw that beautiful blue box down the street, I would go running for it because I love the Doctor. I’ve seen the transformation of his companions, and some of them are just amazing.
But there are a few things that certain incarnations of the Doctor have said that seem particularly relevant to me right now.
“What’s the point in being and adult if you can’t be childish sometimes?” -4th Doctor
Even though I catch myself thinking that I need to be mature all the time—I’m now realizing that this is not the case. Life wouldn’t be as fun as it is now at age 19 when I can make pictures like this on Photoshop and get so much joy out of it.
Things like this are never going to stop for me, and I wouldn’t want them to. I want to be able to go and watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas when I’m older and still get a much joy from it as I did the very first time I saw it on my screen.
Going forward, I have absolutely no idea what is going to happen. I am working on what I feel like is an amazing idea for a novel, and I’m reading every single Shakespeare play…but also find myself being amused at the simplest of things.
I’ve got a long way to go in terms of figuring out my life, but I think I know how I am going to do this.
“Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.” -1st Doctor
Through all of time and space,