Day 11 of 30 (Skipping Day 10)
Here is day 10 (and why I am choosing to skip right to 11)…
Day 10: Who I like and why...I hate questions like this, and since I don’t currently have anyone in mind, I don’t feel like bothering with this – other than mention it’s stupid how our generation is OBSESSED with this question. You don’t always need to have an interest in your life to gawk over.
Real question: Something you can’t seem to get over.
I’m going to pick some very cliché: The Past.
Just this morning, my neighbors and I were listening to a Brooke Fraser song that came out in 2006. That was four years ago…2006 doesn’t seem too long ago. At this point of the year, my 6-months were almost up and I could start driving people around. Football practices were hitting the stride and Spring Ball was around the corner. I had no real “love” interests around, and life seemed pretty carefree.
It’s interesting how much life changes when you start to “age.” Somewhere in my life, my parents started giving me more freedom, extending and eventually dropping curfew. I got a job at Starbucks and started making bank. Life got more serious. Four years later, and I’m dipping into adulthood. I’m paying for groceries and gas bills, school, housing, filing taxes and can no longer fall back onto my parents for that support (although they do help me!).
I can’t get over the past…but I’m certainly looking forward to the future and enjoying the present and everything it offers.
Tomorrow, my best friend, Ian Becker, is coming down to stay with me as he gets ready for his own college experience. As I’ve thought about all the things we will embark on, I realized that he is hitting a point I was at nearly two years ago, and that is a place of incredible change.
Yes…I can’t get over the past – I’m thrilled that it’s brought me to my future.