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Life is a Winding Road

May 28, 2008

I picture us all, putting our left hands in to the center, a photo being taken of all of us with diamonds on our ring fingers. Soon, I think, we’ll be old married folks. And after that, well, we’re all following that age old path. Marriage, babies, homes and more. I know some people see it as this avoided path. They don’t need a man to define them, they don’t want to have children until they are done getting all the selfishness out of their systems, they don’t want to have to spend their money on college savings and home ownership.
That’s not me. I don’t even think of it in those terms. Sure, I know it takes a lot of things, time, money, commitment, budgets, community, self sacrifice. I’m ready for all of that… and I am so excited to do it in tandem with such dear friends.
I still feel young, and ready for the next step, and yet sometimes I feel like we’re all growing up so fast and the next phase of life is coming really quickly on the heals of engagements, marriages and homes bought.
I’ve always been one to follow the typical path, and I’m still solidly on that winding road, ready for the ups and downs (Because we all know there are more downs in the journey).

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