(This is a rehash of a conversation Kristin and I had earlier)
It seems like my whole life I have heard “grow up”, “be responsible”, “get a job”, “support yourself”. Well, I am newly 21, I am in a house, I have a salary job, and appear from the outside to be established. Back to this in a minute…
I like to be open-minded. I enjoy taking opportunities that lead me to experiences that I might not otherwise have. There is very little that I wouldn’t sample once. I like almost every nationality of foods, arts, and music. (Yes John, even sometimes the funeral music you play is enticing to hear).
This week has been a case study of something new for me: I work 40 hours in the week and have no time or energy to spend with friends. Then the weekend is filled with the tasks that I “need” to get done. (Basically everything outside of work). I am at a point in my life where I am forced to pick and I am accustomed to having both. It is different and unsetteling. I feel like my stories are dying off. I start everything now with “One time I…” instead of having current events.
So I guess this message is a rambling message to young folk. Don’t listen to those nagging adults about being responsible, and growing up. Do stupid things, have fun. When you take on huge tasks, sometimes responsibilities can be a cage.