Tuesday, September 22, 2009

26 1/2

It's been six months since my birthday. Today I am 26 1/2. Tomorrow I am officially closer to 27 than to 26. It's weird when you're younger and you you can't wait to be an adult. You want responsibility, and the freedom to make your own choices. Then as an adult, all you want is everything to be taken care of for you.
Did you mom ever tell you "Don't be in a rush to grow up?". Mine did. Mom's are so smart like that. I wonder if it's some sort of mom gene that kicks in as soon as you have a kid. My mom also told me something that I will never forget. "Things always change". I remember even as a kid I got that one right away. You move away, your best friends change, you change schools. As much as you want things to stay the same, they can't. The great part is, that because my mom prepared me as a child for change, I'm used to it. I can adapt with the best of them.
I moved to DC with a few suitcases and no place to live. I have a lot to show for myself now. But now not only to I cope with change. I embrace and welcome it. I'm the kind of person that can't sit still. I always like to be on the go, doing something. I can very rarely sit idle for long periods of time. That isn't to say I don't have an attention span. I do. I just always like to be engaged in a project, something worthwhile that fulfills my life. Just a little introspection on my half birthday.


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  1. LosingWeightintheCity.comThu Sep 24, 10:29:00 PM

    Happy half birthday! :) My mom always said that the one thing about life is that it's always changing, but she usually said it in the sense that when things are bad, they won't be like that forever!