Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Well it has been a week since I began this adventure and it is already paying off. :o) I have met another blogger who seems to be in the same place in life that I am. It is very, very cool. My life philosophy: There is a reason for every moment of our lives and if we just let things happen, wonderful and unusual things can happen. I am thrilled with where my life is headed, new friends, old friends, and a brand new Me.
Does anyone remember being seventeen? God I do! It feels like it was yesterday. There are good and bad memories and at the same time they are all great! I do not regret any of it. Insanely fast cars, freedom, craziness, and stupidity. (Those last two are not the same, as any sane person will know.) An absolutely incredible love of life and I did not even realize it. I am glad I know it now because it makes me think twice when I get to uptight with my daughter… I mean really? What was I doing at seventeen? I had run away from home, moved in with my boyfriend’s family and was insanely in love. We did no more than my daughter does or any teenager. Life taught us hard lessons, but we grew up mostly intelligent and mostly sane.
Growing up in the late 1970s was interesting. I would have graduated high school in 1982. The drug/sex revolution was generally over and as teenagers we ushered in the brand new media/digital era. When I was seventeen my boyfriend owned the very first Atari. I was eighteen when the first video aired on MTV; that was an interesting night. I remember the day Elvis died, but not the day President Reagan got shot.
(Thank you Karen, I didn’t hug the tree but I did embrace nature :o) )