It is often said that in life every end is a new beginning. The semester is close to its end. So is my Multimedia Journalism class. Is this the end of my blogging adventure, though? Not at all!
Three months ago I started an exciting journey through time. I met with people from seven different countries, who grew up in the 90’s and experienced their childhood in seven different ways. They played different games, read different book, watched different movies, enjoyed eating different meals…but they were united by something so much stronger! All of them were children of the 90’s. Childhood back then was not about having the coolest iPod or the newest computer game…It was about acting, creating, feeling…exploring reality with all your senses. As Norma from Mexico said:
“I am glad that I learnt to have fun just by being close to nature, running around, playing in the park and riding my bike.”
Indeed, things seemed to be so much simpler back then. Domestic animals, grandparents’ garden, the fresh air… This is all I needed to have fun. After I interviewed Makhina Mirzoeva from Tajikistan, I knew that I was not alone.
“During my childhood I was visiting a kindergarten and most of the time I was with my grandparents in our home outside the city and it was pretty good, I would say – the big house, a river, fruit trees and a lot of raspberries and strawberries. We had domestic animals and I was taking care of them. I was usually collecting eggs or picking carrots and bringing them to my grandmother to prepare some meal. “
Perhaps all these feelings are quite subjective. Perhaps we glorify the past, just because back then we were too young and inexperienced and childhood seemed to be so much more interesting and exciting. As Marion Gottlieb from the US said:
“When you are younger, emotions and experiences are seen more intense and more overwhelming, because you can put them in perspective of the experiences you have already had and the knowledge you have already gained. When you go through experience you haven’t been through, it seems so much more epic.”
However, it seems to me that our childhood years actually taught us the most important lessons in life. My blogging journey helped me identify three of the most important ones:
- No matter the cultural differences, we are all the same in our essence.
- If we want to be happy, we gotta learn (or better remember) how to appreciate small things in life.
- Always keep the child in you…And don’t take life too seriously! It is not like you are getting out alive! 🙂
I really did enjoy and learned a lot from my first blogging experience! I hope that you enjoyed it too! Have a wonderful day and keep following me, because my journey DOES NOT stop here! 🙂