"There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them."
- Jo Walton
Today I had one of those basic realizations...I was talking about kids on the way out of work with someone who has two. I thought to myself, "I'm definitely not going to be ready for that for another ten years". And then I thought about where I was ten years ago (middle school...yikes), and so much can change in even five years, let alone ten. Five years from now, I could be married. Maybe even trying for kids. Most likely not the second, but hopefully the first. And that's just the way life goes for most...you grow up, get married if you want to, have kids if you want to/can, work, live, etc. Driving in my car on the way home, I was simultaneously excited and suffocated by that train of thought. But I just have to remember...life happens in the midst of those stages. I didn't just go from middle school to high school to college to adult life...that would be boring. So many amazing things happened, and some not so amazing things. All of which I eventually came to be grateful for. I feel like I am so completely different from the me five years ago, and yet so much more...me. And how I define myself is continually shifting and growing and changing.
So, here's to five years ago, five years from now, and today. Because today is life.