Adulthood: Reflecting

Two years ago, this week, was my friend Jimmy’s 25th birthday. A birthday he was four months shy of celebrating. 

Two years ago, this week, I cried realizing that he never hit his quarter life crisis. I cried because I didn’t hold up my end of our plan we created when he first moved to Seattle. 

Two years ago, this week, I stopped crying and made the decision to start graduate school. I made the decision to keep up my end of our plan, even if it was a year later than planned. 

Two years ago, this week, I decided that I couldn’t let him be disappointed in me. I decided that life was too short and I needed to live life the fullest. 

Now, this week, I have gone to 6 new countries. I have graduated from my Masters. I have plane tickets to 8 more countries. I have experienced life, sadness, happiness, spontaneity and learned from every minute of it. 

Here’s to finding the positive in the sadness and to the new experiences this loss has brought me. Happy birthday Jimmy. 

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