Member Rara Avis
Lumpy oatmeal makes me crazy!
I love that you think these thoughts and express them as you do.
What do I think? I think that you should enjoy the feel of a warm dirt road under bare feet in the summer. I think you should find a creek and go fishing, skinny dipping, and just getting your hair wet on a hot day. I think you should laugh with your friends. I think you should explore your talent in writing. Try a journal if you have not.
I think it is hard not to rush at your age. You feel ready to move on and you can't yet. It's the beginning of a limbo time almost -- but, I agree with Jim. I think you should seek out the things you enjoy and savor them.
There may come a time when you look back at that cornfield you are in the middle of and you will be thinking of the things that you liked -- and you may not be there. I am kind of going through that now. I grew up in the middle of no where - I wanted to leave. Now, I look back and think of that warm dirt road, the creek and the freedom that I had to just savor where I was.
Every day is the beginning of our "good old days" - don't wait to wish you had enjoyed them. Enjoy today. Enjoy your tomorrow. Soon enough you will be working, maybe have a family, and be like me -- wondering why gas is so high and just what the heck is going on with fuel and electricity. Not fun, Zach.
Enjoy now - it's what you have. That's what I think.