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Young at Heart – Stream of Consciousness Saturday (young/old/age)



I wasn’t sure at first if I could come up with something for today’s prompt, but then as I thought about it for a couple of moments, one of my all-time favorite songs came to mind – Young At Heart from Frank Sinatra – and that gave me an idea, for I do feel that I am young at heart. I enjoy playing games, including video games when I have the time (yes, I consider myself somewhat of a gamer chick). I still like to watch cartoons (though not so much the newer cartoons) and Disney movies. I like to read YA novels. And yes, I occasionally still buy “collectible” figures and plush toys. I don’t feel like I’m almost 40 years old.  I still feel like I’m maybe in my 20s, which could be why my tastes and interests are still in that age range. I only realize how old I’m getting when the calendar turns and my birthday comes around. But I’m sort of like Peter Pan, I guess. I don’t want to grow up. I prefer staying young at heart,  having fun, and dreaming dreams and hoping for fairy tales to come true. You may think me a bit of a naive, hopeless romantic and optimist, but that’s just how I am.




This post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday:

Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

14 thoughts on “Young at Heart – Stream of Consciousness Saturday (young/old/age)

  1. You are as young as you feel 🙂

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  2. And it’s a lovely way to be indeed. 🙂 Thanks for the smile, Jeanne. 🙂

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  3. I loved this — I’m in my mid-thirties yet also love video games, etc.! I always feel like it makes me sound immature, but that’s only to people who don’t realize the wide range of games out there, like interactive novels, mysteries etc — it’s not all Mario (although I’ve been know to get into those too…ahem). So I agree with you; we need to just stay true to who we are!

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  4. I didn’t know you were a gamer 8D I’ve been playing video games since I was like 5 years old XD I mostly play RPGs, the Final Fantasy series being my favorite 🙂 I think stream of consciousness is an interesting style, and you managed to pull it off here. Every time I attempt it I fail XD It comes out way to ordered. I have a hard time letting go and just letting my thoughts flow. I’m going to attempt it again for a short story. I mentioned it before, the suicide one, which I’m still working on like two months after I wrote the first draft :$ It’s told through snippets, but I think it would be a good way to connect his reality and delusions. Maybe. Won’t know till I piece everything together and read it as a whole.

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    • Thank you!. And good luck with the story 🙂 I’ve been playing video games since I was a kid, starting with the old Commodore 64 computer, but really getting into with the original NES and Atari systems. I mostly like RPGs too. I love Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy, but also like Mario too.


  5. Love this Jeanne! I’m 49 and refuse to let my inner child go.

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  6. Oh, to be 40 years “old” again. 🙂


  7. Hey! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay.
    I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.


  8. I’m pretty pleased to find this website. I wanted to thank you for your time just for this wonderful read!!

    I definitely appreciated every part of it and i also
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