Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is. -Mark Twain
I don’t know whether it was the cold, cloudy weather or my stolen cell phone & being cut off from friends, but the other night I was feeling pretty low and lonely. After a long, exhausting Monday at work all I wanted to do was plop down on the couch, order takeaway from my favorite Indian restaurant down the street, & watch all of my crappy girly TV ( I won’t ever admit to which shows these are, but it was Monday -you get the gist).
As I delved further & further into my night’s plans, I began to feel a bit sorry for myself — “Boohoo some jerk stole my cell phone & now I’m missing out on hundreds of invites to alllll of the amazing things going on in LA on this Monday night” (yea, right) .. “My life must really be on the downhill if I have to resort to ordering takeout all alone” wahh wahh wahhh.
After receiving a facebook alert that my delicious Indian spread was ready for pick-up (yes, I hate to admit it, but that really did happen), I paused … ________ ….. … & moped my way up half a block to pick up my dinner. On the way home I had an epiphany of sorts -my situation right now is not all that terrible! One day in the distant, near future I may be desperate for a night alone, cut off from the world, to sit and watch all of the crappy TV of my liking & to order obnoxiously spicy curry for dinner for the third night in one week.
The truth is we are all growing up, whether we like it or not, with the reality of real adulthood breathing down our necks. While I very much enjoy my nights out or deciding to go for a stroll at midnight for a bottle of wine with my fling of the moment, I don’t see myself settling down any time soon. But, I do know that I should enjoy the freedoms of my 20s because one day I will look back on these days with with a bit of envy. Our 20s may be a crazy, confusing, & sometimes lonely time, but they don’t last forever so let’s ENJOY IT WHILE IT’S HERE.
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