Adult life is fun. You get to take decisions, mess things up and are responsible for its consequences. Adult life is also having things shoved down your throat but all in all, I firmly believe, the good parts outweigh the bad ones. So I turned 22 today and it feels even more legal than it did before.
I definitely feel the load of more responsibility and the uncertainty of my future plans. But here we are and it's good to be alive.
My graduation is expected sometime in august, '15. Hello-goodbyes are soon to follow with some drum roll and wiping tears of joy off our faces. I am gonna miss a lot of things. The kids I never got to talk to, the stupid chairs in my class that would give us sores
, the uncomfortable pizza parties, unsolicited laughter and hilarious jokes spent on the rest of us. I am gonna miss being here, right now and miss the things that I crib about everyday. Humans are complex and ungrateful creatures. But in the end, if you come round, if you and I come around
to understanding that all we did is not wasted; all we are is not lost as long as we trying to make amends, as long as we give a damn to make things right between us and among our people of friends and family. Try
to - the effort is what counts. Always remember. Yes, thank you.
So there was some hail and rain in the afternoon. The front yard turned white. Among three birthday cakes
- lucky me! - a bunch of photos, a crash-in of friends, baray abu
and I cutting the cake together - his birthday is tomorrow, mom rushing to set the table right (and the timing! I had NO idea about the crash-in) and the rest of us just beautifully setting in the picture. A picture, that was ... perfect
This is getting heavier. Well, I meant to thank my friends and my family. And khuda
, yes - thank you
. Words do fail me tonight. The many realizations that hit me gently and quietly and I think about the things that I must do. To come around, and to come around right
Here's to baray abu and all the people that are my heroes.