Don’t Grow Up, It’s a Trap

Kat Molesworth Don't Grow Up

I spend way too much time doing things like tax. Do you find that? You don’t feel like a grown up yet but somehow you’re dealing with HMRC and attending parents’ evening.

I’ve been feeling lately that I *should* be acting more like a grown up and living less like a student. And yet, here I am still making it up as I go along. Do you get the same feeling?

Maybe turning 35 will magically transform me into the kind of person who has their finances together or maybe I’ll still be ramshackle when I’m 70. I think perhaps the real trap about being a grown up is that you’ll somehow be different to the person you were when you were a child. And I never could quite summon the enthusiasm to tidy my room even then.

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When I was in Salt Lake City earlier this year I had time for a quick portrait photo shoot with Audrey Wagner King and Izzy Hudgins. Audrey did my hair and make up then I headed outside to meet Izzy for photos.

There is quite possibly nothing I enjoy more than playing with cameras – on both sides of the lens. Despite having only landed in the US a few hours earlier after a particularly grim flight I totally felt renewed to be gurning and giggling with Izzy.

I guess might never grow up and that’s fine by me. So long as I can keep dressing how I feel and messing around I think I can cope with all the tax forms.

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  • Reply Em @ snowingindoors March 9, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I love your style, I wish I had the confidence to rock such bright colours.
    I’m 35 and still don’t feel any older than about 18 (I look a LOT older though!). I still don’t feel old enough to have kiddos and am surprised everytime I DON’T get ID’d for buying booze ;-)
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  • Reply jenny March 9, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I know what you mean, I don’t want to grow up – I think muddling through acting partly like a student is definitely the way forward :) I really love these pictures and the BRILLIANT clothes/colour combinations :D keep it up!! :) and don’t let taxes get you down *famous last words* jenny xxx
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  • Reply Joanne March 9, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Total trap!
    Sadly 35 is not the magic grown up number – I am hoping its 40. Actually, no I’m not. I think I’m old enough now to be proud of my slightly flakey adulting skills and be grateful that keeping some part of the child in me is much more fun.

  • Reply Kelly March 9, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I think being a grown up is more about owning who you are and if that is the case then you win :)
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  • Reply Lianne March 10, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Yeah, I’m with Kelly. Keep rocking it gorgeous! Growing up can most definitely be combined with messy bedrooms, a reluctant attitude towards anything to do with bookkeeping, dressing yourself in bright colours and an individual style. If Iris Apfel can still rock it at 90 (and boy, she looks cooler that most 30 years olds), so can we at 35 or eh, oh yes, 44 that is ;)

  • Reply Sandy Calico March 10, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Nope, I’m still not a grown up at 45. Never gonna happen. You look stunning, I love these photographs x
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