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My Young at Heart Habits

young at heart habits

What is a grown up? Let’s be honest here. Does anyone really know or really care? Am I a grown up? I like to think I am. However there a times when I have a few young at heart habits.

I mean I have a mortgage, I’m married and I have winkles. Does that class me as a grown up?  When I was in my teen years, I couldn’t wait to be a ‘grown up’, but now I’m older – I just want to be young again.

It has always annoyed me when people say to me, oh ‘you don’t do grown up things’. What exactly grown up things do they have in mind? Go around wearing a brown suit that will stick up my bum all day? No thanks. I pay my taxes and I pay my way through life. I find watching 6:00 news to be boring and I hate drinking wine and champagne.

I may be small, being 4ft10 does give people the perception that I look younger then I am. Prrft don’t judge a book by it cover I say. Anyone who knows me know I’m a lot tougher and a lot wiser then I look.

Despite me saying all this, I do have a few ‘shall we say’ – childish habit. More like me having a few forever being young at heart habits.

Nothing wrong with it. If people like to think it childish, they can bugger off. Here is a list of some young at heart habits I have. I like to think these habits have nothing wrong with them or are particular childish.

Drink Milkshake in the morning for breakfast.

I have since a really young age, drunk milkshake like there no tomorrow. I have also always drunk milkshake as part of my breakfast. I find myself first thing in the morning craving it like crazy. I can’t help myself. My husband at first thought it was weird, but now he sees that I am addicted to it. He is also trying to get me off it. He keeps telling me to buy fruit juice in the morning or have a fruit instead. But I keep going back to my milkshake. I find it a supplement to a meal and once I drunk it – I’m filled up and won’t have anything till lunchtime. I’m not helping my case am I? This year I am trying to stop drinking milkshake so much for breakfast.

Not owning a car/ Not learning to drive.

I have written about this before on why I don’t own a car or not knowing how to drive. But for some reason people just love to pick on me that I don’t drive. Honestly I never been able to afford a car and I live so close to central London that driving around the city is just suicidal. So I prefer public transport and using my own two feet.

Still wearing size 2 shoes.

This one isn’t exactly my fault. I’m just a small person with small feet. Yeah it kind of embarrassing walking into a shoes shop and going to the children section. I have had assistant asking me if I’m buying for a child, red face I’m having to explain that it for me. Thank god for the internet and thanks god for places like Asos that does size 2 shoes.

young at heart habits


Not liking green vegs.

This is what I dubbed a childhood psychology habit. I have never liked green vegetable. Don’t get me wrong I do like some vegetable – just not peas, green beans, broccoli, and anything else that is green. I consider them to be the devil spawn and I cannot bring myself to eat them. I always been like that and I can’t see myself ever changing.

Getting excited over a new RPG game for the Playstation 4.

I have a nerd geeky husband, who is obsessed with anything to do with computer games and Playstation 4. Mind you, he does have a very geeky wife – me. I love sitting on the sofa playing a new RPG games. I love just chilling out with a game and fighting dragons, fairies and wizard. I find myself less stressed and I always get my good ideas from playing on game. Over Christmas no one I spoke too could understand why I was getting excited for Skyrim and Final Fantasy 15. Needless to say, if you don’t see on here – you know where I be.

RPG – Role Playing Games

Buying/reading childhood books.

Recently I have also been obsessed with reading my old childhood books. I’ve been on EBay and brought a loads of Point Horror books and Sweet Valley High books. Annoyingly I can’t get them on kindle. Oh well I’m enjoying curling up at night with my old books, it brings back childhood memories.

Those are my young at heart habits – do you have any to add?


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    9th January 2017 at 11:57 am

    Who cares if you have a license if you live in an area where there is a lot of public transportation. Many New Yorkers don’t have a license either, they just don’t bother because even if they had a car, there would be no place to park it without paying outrageous fees. I’m far older than you and I geek out over trying new smartphones and Pokemon Go! I’m not a green veggie person either except for celery and edamame, but don’t even let broccoli touch any other food on my plate. I don’t eat the broccoli or the parts of things that it touches.

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    9th January 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I think we all have a few young at heart habits. I say it all the time, I never want to become an old soul. Adulting can be really hard at times. I

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    9th January 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Fun ideas, I especially like the idea of re-reading childhood books you love! I have quite a few stored away I should pull up!

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    9th January 2017 at 1:31 pm

    This is such a sweet post! I’m like you – I drink chocolate milk for breakfast – or anytime really, whenever I’m craving a bit of a chill time. I also buy kids book (mind you they are vintage but kids books nonetheless) and I have no plans learning to drive (it’s been on my New Year’s resolutions list since 2008 so doubt we’re moving anywhere from there this year haha!). xx

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    9th January 2017 at 2:13 pm

    If a song comes on that I love I will will spontaneously start singing and dancing no matter where I am. Like full out singing and dancing. Luckily my kids are young enough that they still think it’s fun, lol

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    Matt @ Sprinkles and Sawdust!
    9th January 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Personally I think if you can’t find ways to keep that feeling of whimsy and freedom and fun you had when you were a kid, then you’ve let the world make you boring. 🙂

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    Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro
    9th January 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Fun reading!!!!
    I offer Education By Entertainment TV Style Game Show Programs for a variety of audiences ranging from professionals to USA Grade 3 (age 9 or so). I use many of the same activities with adults as with 3rd and 4th graders and people of all ages enjoy them!!! Adults as well as children want and enjoy their prizes, stuffed animals!!!

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    Alexis @FITnancials
    9th January 2017 at 4:01 pm

    It would be SO silly to have a car in central London. I live in Austin, TX, and I’m also getting rid of my car since I work at home. You save a lot of money and it’s good for the environment.

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    9th January 2017 at 4:24 pm

    OMG! You’re bite-sized and you seem totally adorable. Broccoli is truly the devil’s vegetable. It’s disgusting. Why would people pick on you for not driving in London? Jeez – it just doesn’t really make sense to own a car there. Next time someone gives you sh*t about it, tell ’em to bugger off!! LOL!

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    ashton kelley
    9th January 2017 at 4:56 pm

    If it makes you happy, then that’s all that matters! A milkshake for breakfast doesn’t sound half bad, anyway! 🙂

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    Lori Stead
    9th January 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Hahaha! I love this! As for milkshakes for breakfast, I feel like Starbucks made that totally acceptable… have you SEEN the lines at the drive-thru in the morning??? So they throw a splash of coffee in the shake… doesn’t change the facts 😉

    Great blog!

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    Roy Miller
    9th January 2017 at 6:02 pm

    We all thought being grownup would be different than it is. If we could only go back to being children knowing what we know now!

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    Anna R Palmer
    9th January 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I love teen movies. And dislike veggies. But my shoe size is decidedly not a 2.

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    Shirley Corder
    9th January 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Fun post. I think we all have areas where we haven’t fully grown up. The key thing is being able to acknowledge them!

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    9th January 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I love this post…Being a child at heart will keep you young..Age is really just a number…it’s a state of mind!



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    9th January 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love your blog filled with honesty and humor! I too am a small woman and get picked on for shopping in the kids section for my shoes, size 4. lol And guess what I don’t own a car or drive either and I am 43 years old and I don’t live in a city, I live in a small town. I just HATE driving and it gives me terrible anxiety. Oh well, I do have the right to NOT drive. I will be following you from here on out, keep the posts coming!

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    Sheila Jo
    9th January 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I read all the Sweet Valley High I could get my hands on back in the day! 🙂

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    Aish Das-Padihari
    9th January 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I don’t feel like a grown up most of the time and I love the fact that I’m child like at heart. It keeps me happy.

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    9th January 2017 at 8:46 pm

    All that matters is that you are happy, who gives a f**k what other people think. I’m all about being and staying true to yourself. I’m very young at heart and don’t plan on growing up for many many years to come 🙂

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    9th January 2017 at 9:24 pm

    I think this is great!!

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    Missy Burson
    9th January 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Don’t give up the milkshakes! If you add some protein powder to them, and maybe some frozen fruit, they go from milkshake to “health drink”:) Your comment about the brown suit made me spit out my diet coke laughing. Your conversational style of writing is so refreshing!

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    9th January 2017 at 9:52 pm

    I often say to my husband isn’t it great being an adult I can have cake for breakfast if i want and a sandwich for dinner,then watch anything I like on tv and its no one else business!
    I’m 53 🙂

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    sarah Marie
    9th January 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on being young at heart!

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    9th January 2017 at 10:43 pm

    A lot of people in Japan can’t drive cars either. If you live in a big city with great public transportation, there really is no need for a car. Plus it’s expensive in Japan to get a license and to own a car, so no point if you have other better options. It doesn’t mean they are childish 🙂

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    9th January 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Age is all relative. 🙂 I’m 38 but feel like I’m about 20 at heart. Yes, I still have my physical aches and pains and chasing a toddler around the house is exhausting and serves to remind me that I am indeed 38. I finally have some smile lines (good genetics… I look about all of 24). I still find myself lost in books I read as a teenager and steal away to my room to journal at night. It’s important to remain young at heart, I think.

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    9th January 2017 at 11:00 pm

    This list is definitely a glimpse on how you live before being an adult. Some of these though you may still endure. I make daily smoothies that have almond milk in them. Thats counts right lol

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    Tara Berries
    9th January 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Omg I love reading children’s books!

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    Kristin Cook
    10th January 2017 at 12:47 am

    Oh I am a total kid at heart.
    I sleep with a stuffed animal even though I am married.
    When I go to the restaurant my hubby works at, I grab a coloring page for myself.
    I love Disney Channel.
    The list goes on and on really! haha.

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    10th January 2017 at 1:33 am

    My doctor wants me to gain weight, so she recommended more milkshakes! They are really good. I also don’t like driving, but know how. I live in NYC to avoid it, and it’s only of the big reasons I haven’t moved from NYC. I’d rather not ever have to drive on a daily basis!

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    shweta shah
    10th January 2017 at 6:48 am

    I still do not own my own car, I absolutely love milkshakes and I choose Harry Potter over anything else any day! Also, I love candy and chocolate like no 27 year old!

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    Tanvi Rastogi
    10th January 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Can’t think of a habit right off my head but I do know I am not an adult at all. I refuse to be 😀


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    10th January 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Adulting is hard – good to keep young in some ways 🙂

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    Chi Le
    10th January 2017 at 3:39 pm

    This post is truly lovely! We can always have milkshakes in the morning no matter how old we are. It’s our life and just do anything we want. No age limit.

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    10th January 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Lay off the milkshakes girl. Not a good way to start your day with all that sugar…haha! Never met someone who wore a size 2 shoe. That just means you’re very unique 🙂

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    10th January 2017 at 9:26 pm

    I enjoyed this article! I think I am definitely young at heart too and there is nothing wrong with that!

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    10th January 2017 at 11:50 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with being a kid at heart! 😉 I still get super excited for video game releases or even when comic movies trailers <3 Great read girl

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    11th January 2017 at 2:51 am

    This is such a fun post! Don’t give up on milkshakes or childhood books! I use to love Nancy Drew books as a kid and I still do!

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    katrina gehman
    11th January 2017 at 5:01 am

    i still have kid habits, i mean who doesn’t. that’s what makes things fun in life.

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    sharon wu
    11th January 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Love this post babe! I still feel like a little kid on most days too so you aren’t alone. In fact, I don’t see what’s wrong with being a kid at heart hehe. Now I just want to go to the library and pick up all those Beverly Cleary books I loved as a kid 😛 xo, sharon

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    Jennifer Corter
    11th January 2017 at 9:10 pm

    We all have habits that make us young at heart! PS – don’t tell anyone but I drink milkshakes in the morning too!

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    Isaly Holland
    11th January 2017 at 10:13 pm

    I still watch children movies, like I literally go to the movies and watch them. I get excited about going to play at arcades. I actually hate driving so you are not alone lol. My fiance drives me everywhere. Great post!

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