I know I haven't written much on here in a long time, but I'm looking to change that. After today, I'm going to do what I can to write on here as often as I can.
Before I started writing this post, I took a few minutes to read over my old posts, and I found this line in the first entry I posted here:
"...I wonder if I'll have a story worth telling. When will my great adventure come, and will I know it when I see it? Will I go on that adventure when the opportunity walks by, or will I just stare at it, not knowing that its my chance to do something great? Will I miss out on my big break? Or will I realize its staring at me and take it?"
I feel like the last year was a great adventure, but I didn't realize how great it was until it was over. As unfortunate as it is, I was blind. Hopefully this wasn't the biggest journey I'll go on in life, and I'll find someone to share it with.
Its been a long year since my last post here. In this last year, my road has taken me on quite an adventure. I've been working a lot more than I had been. I had been spending more time away from home, and more time in Hoboken. I had fallen in love.
But things can change in a matter of days, hours, even minutes...
can we look ahead and prepare for? We can see a little bit down the path, and if there is an obstacle in sight you can prepare for it. But if your walking with someone else and are too focused on them to notice the road ahead, you may end up walking right into an obstacle without having any time to prepare for it. While that is not necessarily a bad thing, it can lead to trouble if a hasty decision is made and a situation isn't handled properly. Having backup plans can benefit you if properly executed, although you've still gotta keep your eyes open for road blocks so you don't walk your way into unsafe territory.
Does anyone else wish life was as simple as it was all those years ago, before our eyes were open to all the bad that is in the world? Back then, the world didn't feel quite as lonely as it feels today. Maybe its just me, or maybe this horrible post-9/11 world really is all that different.
But anyway, as a kid, we never had to worry about what road we wanted to travel on in life. We certainly had no realistic expectation for life, thats for sure. Sure, some of us may have wanted to be cops or lawyers or doctors, but we didn't really know what being those things truly meant, and what had to be done to actually become those things.
It felt like there were more roads to take back then, and that the roads were a bit wider. You could even stray off of the path and find your way back later. These days, the road feels so narrow, and straying away from the path doesn't ever seem to do much good.
I guess I just miss the "good old days" when life was simple.