After a long hiatus from blogging, I have decided to dust off the cyber cobwebs, give my page a makeover, and even write a little bit. With school about to bury me, the always steady flow of phone calls that keeps work busy, and the constant tug of my eyelids to shut, I feel like there is little time in the day to do anything exciting.
On December 26, 2009--I turned twenty-two, and now I feel the uncontrollable urge to lie about my age. Why? I don't know. Someone asked me just the other day how old I was, and without even thinking, I told them I was twenty.
Clearly I'm living in denial. It took me a few seconds to correct myself--first with twenty one, then I stuttered the true number. Who knew that 2010 would be the year that I join the large demographic of American women who line up for botox and lie about their age. Except I don't do botox. My mom is so proud.
Apparently this new year has also made me a new kind of boring. Just this week I was accused of being a no fun-homework-loving-thirty-something-hermit. I'm going to try to get that put on a t-shirt.
So I have a little bit of a hard time admitting I'm 22, but it's only because I feel like I'm 19, and apparently act like I'm 30. It's confusing.
It's going to be hard make this year live up to the previous ones I have had in my young adult life, because this one probably won't involve me trekking across some obscure place on the European continent. It will have to require the active use of imagination and creativity, but I set out this year with the belief that it can be done. So, I will live this age as if this dictionary definition that I made up is true:
If this is the case (and it is) I have a lot to do and a lot to look forward to. Maybe this year is about seizing the smaller moments and making them great. I mean it's a whole lot easier to "Carpe Diem" when you wake up in London every day with the entire European continent on your doorstep, and a little harder when you're living paycheck to paycheck in a rundown Provo apartment from the 1960's.
And there you have it.