You, the daydreamer.

You wake up in the morning with the ability to recall every one of your dreams from the previous night. Yes, they may be far fetched. Odd, even. But you don’t care. Those dreams are yours.
When you were little you had an imaginary friend. This imaginary friend was there for you whenever you needed him. Her. It. If you were happy, sad, angry, hungry, your imaginary friend would be there if you wanted them there or not. They would never get mad at you. They wouldn’t criticize you. They would laugh with you. If you ignored them, they would still be there for you.

You grow up, and suddenly your imaginary friend isn’t really allowed to sit next to you. So slowly, without words, you see them disappear.

As your years add up, this imaginary friend story is told countless times at family dinners. Everyone is in hysterics at the disbelief this entity held to you. You don’t show it, but deep down it hurts just a tiny bit. Because for a short period of time, when you were your true self (when you were that child), you were free. Your imagination was so pure, untouched and free. What happened?

As you grow older, you learn to yes and no. What's acceptable and what isn’t. But these rules don’t really sit with you. You abide by them, but deep inside is a small battle of understanding why this has to happen. Why MUST this be THAT color… why MUST I behave THAT way… why MUST I respond in that manner…

You don’t break the rules. You simply struggle to accept them. You are by no means bad, immoral, wrong or abnormal. In fact, you are quite the opposite. You are good and moral because despite
having these internal struggles, you uphold what society expects. You are correct because it is human nature to explore different ways of achieving certain things. People might not agree with them but well done to you for considering different avenues. And you are definitely not abnormal because you are reading this and feeling understood, which means someone else somewhere in the world feels exactly what you feel. You are not abnormal. You are normal because you aren’t alone.

That saying ‘the creative adult is the child who survived’, sits so well with you because despite being in your 20's, 30's, 40's, or 50's, deep deep down you can still entertain your inner child. Embrace that. 

Many people get lost in civilization  and turn into mechanic entities of society. These people… their inner child doesn’t have a voice. Don’t let that be the case. Let your inner child speak for you from time to time. Don’t believe you HAVE to keep quiet about that fun, curious and imaginative soul that resides in you. Embrace it. 

Embrace you, the day dreamer.

A blog post: You, the daydreamer.


JHBeats is a 25 year old girl from Johannesburg, South Africa, who has a passion for chasing endorphin's found in healthy and happy living.

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