March 12, 2014

This past weekend I went to visit my parents and got to see my sister, brother-in-law, and niece. It really made for a great weekend! I love spending time with them, and I feel like I have seen them more in the past few weeks than I have the last 6 months. It was so awesome to see my little niece running around talking and playing. She can also work an iPad better than I ever could. I wonder what that says about me...

On my way home I got the itch to drive through my old neighborhoods and see how things have changed the past few years. Well, things certainly have changed. There are elementary schools where there used to be nothing, and Wal-Marts popping up everywhere. The neighborhoods look smaller to me somehow and living there felt like a distant memory.

It made me realize you can't stop time. The life I had living in those houses felt like a million years ago! How is that possible? It's nice to see where I've come from and in some ways it comforted me to be reminded how far I've come. It gave me hope that in the days, months, and years to come I will look back at this time and be grateful for what I learned. I may look back and think I took this time to myself for granted.

So, future self - told ya so. You got through it and you're still alive and kickin'. You go self!


  1. Glad you were able to spend time with family, especially on such a nice weather weekend! And you are completely right, life doesn't stop. Which is great news, because sometimes we really need it to keep moving forward so we can get to the top of that bell curve again!

    1. I totally agree! Glad time can move on, so I can get to a better place!