Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
--"The Summer Day"
(H&M maxi dress and belt, LOFT pinstripe blazer, AE watch, Vera Wang bag)
I must be getting old...which isn't really cause for alarm, as much as cause for contemplation. My self-perception has been off-kilter and I find myself trying to reconcile the girl I once was with the woman I've become. I walk down the leafy boulevards of my childhood to analyze which paths I took...which choices brought me to this place I'm in today.
Looking back, I'm reminded that life is not a beginning or end. It's an epic journey--a grand exploration full of frolics through brightly colored meadows, steep climbs up awe-inspiring mountains, and hazardous treks across barren wastelands. It can be a traumatizing tempest or a sun-washed voyage across an ocean smooth as glass. Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times--this is all I've got.
Inevitably, I return to the stage on which my life is playing out right now. I gaze at the company of my little troupe with poignancy--my family, my friends...Scott--and am overcome by the goodness of it all.
While it's true my life is no longer governed by the emotional giddiness I experienced as a child, I find myself newly excited and wake up most mornings irrationally happy.
I must be getting old. I'll never return to the girl I was before, but I'm not less for it--I'm more.