Thursday, January 6, 2011

New year, new me

Hello Internet folk! It has been a while hasn't it? Well, I have been fairly bogged down with work-related businesses. Sadly, they haven't been any cool projects or things I'd like to share here. Essentially, we've been down a designer for several months, as the person that was hired never really progressed from "beginner." Now, we're going to be down two designers for a while until we hire some new people. But this is not what I wanted to talk about.

I am leaving on a plane in about an hour to head back home to Missouri, where one of my best friends is getting married. I've been excited about this for a long time, but it never really hit me until last night how big of a step this is (if only on paper — they've practically been married for years). She's going to be a wife with a husband.

Sure, they're just titles, but I think this marriage also marks the beginning of a new chapter for a lot of the people involved. I know it means something to me. We're grown-ups now. Some of us have grown-up jobs, are in grown-up relationships and are becoming useful in the world. We aren't the rowdy high schoolers at Steak 'n' Shake at 3 in the morning or the clever college kids who throw "Prom" parties just to be able to dress up again. We are actual adults contributing to society.

What is going to be fun about this wedding is that it will be a mesh of all three beloved chapters of my, and Amanda's, lives coming together. If I'm getting nostalgic, I can't even imagine what it's got to be like for her right now. It's a good thing I am getting on a plane to see/help her with preparations right now!

It's all got me thinking though, where am I headed this year and beyond? What's in store for me in this new chapter of my life? The beauty of it all is that it's all an unknown. I like it that way.

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