Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Last night turned into a crazy Monday night. After dinner I ended up taking a trip to Goo Land with some friends. Every thing was gooey and I had to wear special white gloves and pants to keep the goo off. While in Goo Land we ran into Spongebob Square Pants and his best friend Patrick - a wonderful pink STAAAAAAR. After singing a 5 minute song about Spongebob and Patrick we decided to leave Goo Land. Immediately after leaving Goo Land I become a student in school who had to go straight to sleep for nap time. Story time with the teacher woke me up. However, the story didn't last long - because mid way through the story we switched games and it was Selena Gomez's birthday. I had to hide and then jump out and scream "SURPRISE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SELENA" a million times... A few minutes later "Justin Beaver" arrived and it turned into a pretty wild party. Lots of screaming and dancing.
There's nothing like hanging out with a 3 year old. My normal Monday night turned into a crazy adventure that I could hardly keep up with. The whole time we were playing I kept thinking back to when I was a kid and my imagination made every day as eventful and fun as this Monday night. The days where "and then pretend this happened" was said before every action and the Backstreet Boys were the "Justin Beaver". Haha. I hope I can remember this when I have kids. I never want to get too old that I can't enter into the fun mind of a child! I would really be missing out.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Since August I have felt like this senior year felt familiar. Almost like I've already experienced it in a weird deja vu kind of way. It wasn't until recently that is dawned on me as to why. Its odd how similar "first-firsts" and "last-lasts" are. I remember coming into college as a freshmen so incredibly high on life. Everything was unknown and new. I wanted to soak in every ounce of what I was experiencing. I formed friendships and poured every bit of myself into them. I carried my camera around everywhere because each moment was a memory I knew I would want to save. Now as a senior all these feelings and tendencies have resurfaced. I have found myself soaking in every ounce of what is here and now because it is all I know. In a few short months I'll be packing up and leaving what has been my entire life for the past four years. Knowing that the end is near, I am pouring every bit of myself into my friends because we'll never have another chance to be so close sharing life so intimately with each other. I've even been taking my camera everywhere - snapping as many pictures as I can because these are moments I'll never have again. I've come full circle. Just like the summer after high school when I was terrified to begin college, here I am, once again, terrified to leave. Thankfully the fear is accompanied by eagerness and excitement for what is to come. I'm so thankful that ever last is followed by a new first.