“Little people” – A person is only as little as they want to be. Don’t you know that you can do anything? (Just listen to the words of the song 🙂 )
Today is a new day. A gift. A fresh start. How will you spend it?
When did we grow up? Because somewhere down the line it happened. Now my friends are getting married, they’re having kids, they’re joining the Army, and they’re living life. College is no longer a thing simply talked about, it’s a thing that’s here. Graduation is no longer a three years from now thought, it’s knocking on the door. It’s saying, “I’m coming. This spring I’m coming.”
So when did we grow up? When did things change? It’s amazing at how life shifts, and things change, all within the blink of an eye.
My family and I got hit with the flu bug about a week and a half ago, and while I’m feeling better now it’s completely thrown off my sleep.
11:30 p.m. – Well, I’ll read a few more chapters of my book.
12:30 a.m. – Alright, I really need to get to sleep now.
1:00 a.m. – My mind is reeling, I feel like it’s an old projector that keeps reeling, and reeling, and reeling, and won’t shut off.
2:00 a.m. – Finally, asleep,
4:30 a.m. – Woken up by my little sister. Ahh, are you kidding me?
5:00 a.m. – Trying to fall back to sleep, because I’ve only been able to sleep for 2 and a half hours, but the projector’s back to reeling, and my mind just won’t stop.
5:30 a.m. – Still awake.
6:00 a.m. – Finally, finally able to sleep a little bit more.
1. A member of a people that arrived in Europe in migrations from northern India around the 14th century, now also living in North America and Australia. Many Gypsy groups have preserved elements of their traditional culture, including an itinerant existence and the Romany language.
2. gypsy One inclined to a nomadic, unconventional way of life.
3. A person who moves from place to place as required for employment
So there you have it. According to definitions two and three, I am a gypsy.
Here’s a list of all of the places I’ve lived so far, and approximately the year we moved:
LaCrosse, WI -1995
LaCrosse, WI -1996
Minneapolis, MN- 1998
Rockland, WI -1999
West Salem, WI -2000
LaCrosse, WI -2001
Rochester, MN -2002
Rochester, MN -2003
Dubuque, IA – 2004
Dubuque, IA -2006
LaCrosse, WI -2008
Dixon, IL -2010
Prophetstown, IL -2010
Hazel Park, MI – 2012
Ohio 2013… here I come.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain
I’ve had this blog for a year now today. A year now today. Crazy, huh? It’s amazing at how fast that time has flown.
I may not write often, but you can guarantee life is a never ending adventure on this end of the screen.
I just got back yesterday from a small town in Ohio, where I found out my new zip code will be located. It’s a small town, much like where I was living in Illinois; much like the one I’m often homesick for.
I love adventure.
I promise I’ll write soon.