Thursday, April 14, 2011

Those were the good ol' days....

I have been in a blah mood as of lately...not necessarily sad about anything or upset about anything...just in a funk. Please tell me I am not the only one out there that ever gets this way? Right? A lot has been changing lately, and I think I don't really do well with change. My mom is probably nodding her head to this...she has known all along I don't do well with change.  I, however, always thought I adjust fairly easily. Ya...I am starting to realize not so much. Me no likey change.

This change probably has a lot to do with my baby brother turning 18, graduating from HS in about a month. Wow...I still can't believe that he really is graduating and going off to college. I don't know if its a combination of him getting older and going to college or this meaning that I am getting older and no longer of the "college age".  Either way...I am having a hard time adjusting to this.

Here lately I have been thinking a lot about my college days and how AWESOME they were. I LOVED every single second of it and right now would give anything to go back. Where my only worry was studying and deciding what to wear to the bar that night. I was watching Modern Family last night and Claire was talking to her oldest daughter about her days in college and how much fun she had and what not and then I started thinking about my college experience.

Everything seemed so easy and carefree...I do know at the time, I didn't think it was so easy. I was always worried about test, projects, sorority stuff, dumb boys, etc. I look back now and think to myself, "what worries did I have?" None. Those "worries" were nothing compared to the real world. So what if I didn't ace that sure as hell doesn't matter now.

Stillwater was the BEST college town ( in my opinion) there was always something going on.  Whether it be listening to one of my favorite Red dirt bands playing at the Tumbleweed or down on the strip, going to the Penny(our favorite bar), backroading with the best friends ever, or going to Wal-Mart at 1:00 in the morning, because you can and no one is there. I was never alone, there was always someone to just hang out with or go do something with. Never a dull moment and I loved it. We were all young and learning about life as we go and it was completely amazing.

As much as I hate the fact that my baby brother is no longer a baby and is going off to college, I am excited for him to experience the same things I did. College is where you find your best friends, discover who you are as a person, you make mistakes and you learn from them. I can't wait to hear all of his stories, maybe even get to go to a couple of concerts with him, you know if he lets his older, super awesome, sister tag along.

Sometimes you just need a blah day to sit back and reminisce about the good ol' days.



Anonymous said...

Blanche, on the Golden Girls, calls that feeling "magenta" because she "hates feelin' that way and hates the color magenta." Holly Golightly, on Breakfast at Tiffany's, calls it the "mean reds." You're definitely not alone in having those blah, hum-drum days. It'll pass though. There is a lot to be excited for!

Your brother is going to have a great time at college and the two of you will only grow closer as there are more and more life experiences that you can share and reminisce about.


Tiffany said...

Great blog! Love it! We seriously had the most fun ever.....not that I don't think Logan will have a great time...but it won't be better than ours! :)

mom said...

head is shaking on this one :)

change happens, it's part of life.

but, we love you anyways...cause you care.

Raven said...

Hey, I get only worrying about the easy things, like what bar to go to or what outfit to wear, I am 2 kids and 1 marriage deep! But, it sure is good on the other side also :)

You are so cute in your pictures :)