There's always something you look back on from your younger years that brings back the nostalgia; here are a few of mine.
As a kid, I used to love reading that it got to a point that my mum had to insist I take a break and go and play or something. As I passed through secondary school and onto sixth form, my love for reading just dwindled out. Maybe it was the growth in technology that took over, where we seem to just be mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or taking that cheeky selfie on Snapchat, but I wasn't reading as much as I used to. It could also be come down to the books we had to read in English Literature, reading and analysing to pass an exam; no one likes being forced to do things.
Since the first year of uni finished at the end of May, I had quite a lot of free time on my hands, and decided I should reignite my little love for reading and started with All The Bright Places by ? I'm only a few chapters in, but it's quite interesting, alternating between two perspectives of the main characters, making you want to keep reading.
With the spare time that I have, I've also used it to rewatch Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks animations. Movies like Shrek, where you've never noticed the phallic puns they make or Mulan, which was always so inspiring, bring back all the nostalgia. Sure I always will enjoy crazy action movies but you're never to old to enjoy a bit of animation!
I remember back in primary school we had 'Golden Time', an hour of free time on a Friday afternoon, to do whatever you wanted. I was the active kid who would love to play some kind of game like Bulldog but I was also creative. Hama beads were just a different way of exploring your creativeness and it's just as fun as I remembered it to be!
Everyone always says how they'd love to be young again when your biggest worry was choosing who your best friend was or what you would be having for lunch that day. Of course I'd love to go back to those days, but growing up isn't as bad as it all seems, even if you're forced to grow up a little too soon. When one door closes, another one opens.