Good morning and thank you for joining Casey and I in our December About Me challenge! We’re letting you all in on a little something different about us everyday. You should follow along, even if for just one day when you’ve hit the perverbial stone wall in your writers mind.
Day 17: Write About Someone/Something You Miss
I miss the simplicity and naivety that came with being 16. I was a “good girl” all throughout high school, and I simply wanted to spend time with my friends, save money to take a trip to Europe, and laugh. I would either go to work at Starbucks after school, go to a friends house, or go home and take a nap. There was an abundance of laughter between my friends and I, and I was living in the garage at my moms so I had plenty of room to myself.
I remember thinking how great college was going to be… I would sail through the journalism classes with flying colors, I would join a sorority and be super active and have great friends, I would never come home-especially not for a loser boyfriend, I thought I would have it all and that all would be easy.
I was wrong. I did go to college and take journalism classes, but I hated them. They took away the creativity in my writing which was the opposite of what I wanted to happen, I did join a sorority and had some of the best times of my life with that group of women, I did come home-darn near every weekend for a LOSER boyfriend, and I didn’t have it all and it wasn’t easy.
I miss the security of knowing that you’re not actually responsible for any ‘bills’ except your gas and spending money. If I didn’t work, nothing happened except I couldn’t go shop. I miss the comfort of mistakes being okay. I miss the freedom to make choices and change your mind, then change your mind again frequently. I miss other people taking me on vacation.
Don’t get me wrong, even though I have to take myself on vacation and work to pay bills now, it’s definitely worth it to be married to the right man, preparing to buy a house, and doing things I love… but lately, I’ve been missing the after school nap time, pretty seriously! :)
What is something/someone that you miss?