Several of my friends are turning 21 this year.
While I am beyond excited for them and more than willing to help them celebrate (responsibly), it's also a little strange for me.
I hadn't really thought about it much until a conversation I had with some other students during my biology final last week. One of the other students mentioned that he felt young compared to a lot of the people in the class because he was 21. My 32 year-old lab partner told him that when he was 21, he was married with a baby.
When I was 21, I was engaged.
I lived with my fiancee.
And I had a 5 year-old step-daughter who told me to marry her father the day I met her.
This was my life.
*Note-- This is the playlist I listened to while I wrote this post and the four that will follow very soon. If you're interested. Who knows; it might set the mood while you're reading. I know it set mine for writing.
**Note on the note-- Track number seven makes me cry pretty much every time I hear it. Especially if I hear it after track one. There were a couple songs on the playlist on my iPod that I didn't include in this playlist, primarily because I just didn't need it to be that long. And don't try to guess if one of the songs was "our song." It's not in the playlist. A Quiet Mind is as close as you'll get.