Well, I made it to Kentucky and back without any major incidents and I’m back in front of the computer typing again.
I spent the weekend with my college buddies–it was the bachelorette/bachelor weekend for my old college roommate who’s getting married this June.
Also in attendence was an old college buddy and the bride’s sister. The old college buddy is 26, single, and getting ready to enter the real world with her shiny new PhD. The bride’s sister is 25, divorced, and her boyfriend is stationed overseas for a nine month deployment.
Seeing these two girls made me realize that life is hardly what one would expect. The old buddy felt certain that by this time she’d be married with kids. I’m pretty sure that when the sister got married she wasn’t thinking she’d be divorced before 25. Life throws us curve balls all the time. I’ve talked about my friend with the "plan" before, but I don’t think plans are very helpful. We all end up in places we didn’t expect. I didn’t spend my childhood dreaming of living in Arkansas teaching Special Ed. students. Dont’ get me wrong–I love what I do, and am very happy–but I never could have predicted that this is where life would take me.
But isn’t that part of the fun? Holding on to the roller coaster and seeing where it takes us?
I’m always philisophical when I get back from these weekends. I’ve including some pictures.