My family and I had a great time this morning walking the Mackinac Bridge. It’s something I’ve never done before, or half of my family. 10,000+ steps and 5 miles later and we walked across the finish line!
You never really think about older adults going through what you are going through when they were younger. You don’t really think of them as a person.
For example; I always thought about my mom as just “mom”. Not as a real person. I never thought she was ever with anyone besides my dad, never thought about her heart getting into the music at concerts, or her reaction to bad news. I just thought of her as the lessons she would tell me. (i.e. save yourself until marriage, don’t drink until your 21, etc. Basic sayings.)
I remember the day I had my heart broken back when I was 17, and she told me her first real relationship. She was my age. They dated two years also, and he also broke her heart. That was the man that she gave her whole heart to the first time, like I did.
My grandpa recently moved here from Oregon. I’ve been asking about his life, his stories. He’s told me details of his stories now. His graduation, his trip to Europe, his first marriage and birth of his first daughter (my aunt Tia), meeting my grandma, his jobs and his opportunities he’s lost and found.
You never realize how real a person is until you really hear their stories and their emotions that came with it.
You have to accept the fact that you can’t please everyone. Life is too short to be filled with all thoughts about others when this is YOUR time here spent. You can only do so much, everyone has their own perspective, and it’s good to see others’, you should for a fresh view. But ultimately, your view is your view and that’s not a bad thing. You don’t owe anyone ANYTHING either.Don’t EVER be ashamed for putting yourself first. The universe only requires a couple things from you: love, sharing the wealth, making the world a better place, and being happy.
A wonderful last day with you at the State Fair. It’ll be about a month and a half before I see you again and then I don’t know when the next time will be. Thank you for the most wonderful two months. I don’t know where this is heading but hopefully it won’t end soon.
Julie has been in my life as a best friend for 9 years, I don’t think I could ever imagine my life without this girl. Through all the crazy, sad, and happy moments, she’s been there to make me laugh and smile. I love her more than anything in this world.