What I Learned About Growing Up At Museum of Ice Cream

I spent my 27th birthday at the Museum of Ice Cream and it made me think, what is being a grown up? Can anyone define it? When I was little, I thought 27 would feel a lot older than what it feels like to be three years away from 30. If you read my blog you can see my life is pretty on track to what society may define as success, but that doesn’t stop me from questioning if I’m where I’m supposed to be. But where are we supposed to be?

The  Museum of Ice Cream reminded me that there is no such thing as age. Where we’re supposed to be is  right here, right now. Age is just a time construct  so we can track life. Perhaps with age we grow wiser (I hope), but age does not define us.

Walking inside, I felt like a little kid again, I was turning 27 but I felt 7 in a good way! There was ice cream to taste every where I turned! It was candy land in real life.  I could play and take pictures! Playing in the sprinkle pool, reminded me of playing in the sandbox! I even made some friends because everyone there was playing and using their imaginations. Why can’t we at any age play like we did at The Museum of Ice Cream, or be excited by things as simple as ice cream?

The museum reminded me that at any age we can do whatever we want. If we feel too young to achieve our dreams, it reminds us that shouldn’t stop us (heck, the Museum of Ice Cream was created by a 25-year-old) and if we feel too old, that shouldn’t stop us from enjoying life like we did when we were kids.

Being at the Museum of Ice Cream on My birthday gave me a new perspective. All we have is time. That time is now.

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” Sophia Loren




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    July 21, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    Living abroad and being brought up in a melting-pot environment, I’ve figured that thinking and acting like a conscientious “grown up” person seem so socially driven and I’d go even further to say culturally differs. It’s all back to the nature vs. nurture debate. That’s how and why aptitude tests were introduced on the basis of intelligence and personal achievements. The real issue is whether intelligence can be manipulated genetically or environmentally with age…[I’ve gotta stop here otherwise it could go on forever and might need citations later on]. Shifting gears, I really did like your “Random acts of kindness or forgiveness challenge” idea. So, have you ever heard of Kahoot?! [I thought of it frankly as a medium, and why not use it if it’s freely available…or any other game-based learning platforms for that matter]. First, you need to sign-up [Please know that I’m neither plugging them nor affiliated with them]. Then, once your profile is completed, you will be able to start creating, playing ,and sharing multiple-choice quizzes which can be integrated to fit the outcomes of our challenge. I believe that creating unpredictable questions is one of the hook-factors. Because Kahoot has been around for some time, some people in the YouTube community have already made videos featuring this particular medium. I suggest you check some of them out, so you can visualize where I’m going with this. I think you can add more creative twists to it with the help of Alex and others in connection.
    #Please feel free to scrap it. I won’t get upset

    • Lindsay Hoffman
      Lindsay Hoffman
      July 22, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      Bader thank you so much for your kind words!!!! I love your idea for the Random Acts of Kindness I will check it out so I can visualize better. it may be the missing link. I can’t wait to start the challenge, of course as it goes on it will get better, especially with ideas like yours. I am with Alex now btw and he says hi! And thanks for the shoutout. Always thank you so much for your support. I am glad you also like my blog!! You are amazing and never get down on yourself. You are an amazing soul!

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