Friday, May 31, 2013

Checking It Twice

I'm making a list. I make lots and lots of those, sometimes consisting of things I've already done just so can I check them off, but this one is optional, and thus, pending. These aren't things I have to do; just would like to. Before I'm 30. Because now I'm 29 and have just one year left of my youth. Its all downhill from here, right? Except, when you take away the number, I feel as youthful as ever. So who knows, my life could just be beginning. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Lip Smacking

If you can step back for a moment, or several moments, and see two different versions of yourself, I think that is a gift. Whether its positive or negative; the ability to look at yourself from a different perspective should be enlightening. And it doesn't come often. At least not for me. It helps when someone points something out to you, maybe asks a question that brings you to look at yourself 5 or 10 years ago. Would our high school selves be friends? 

The realization of where I am to where I was...I don't know if I'm a different person, but I am different. More confident, less worrisome, more talkative, less judgemental, more decisive, less selfish. 

Those are things I notice; I think others notice even more. And those who didn't know me then are being presented with a slightly different version of me. I don't mind that journey one bit. I don't mind others seeing and knowing. Its sweet with just enough bitter that makes you smack your lips.