Saturday, November 24, 2007

Winter Is Upon Me

I've been thinking about age of late. Particularly the older side of it. Certain events in my life have forced me to reckon with it I guess. I recently popped the question, so I'm sure that has a little to do with me thinking more seriously about life in general. She still hasn't provided me with the answer of just how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, but she did say "yes" to the marriage question.

Inside I feel like a kid who's just turning twenty. I'm still listening to my music, keeping up with the times, and just enjoying life in general. My friends are all in their early twenties for the most part (the fiance's getting there and I have a few stragglers still hanging around from the old days), so they tend to assist in my self deception. It's my body that occasionally likes to remind me I'm not as limber as I once was. It's gotten pretty cold of late where I'm at, and my knees have been reminding me they hate me for playing basketball in my younger days. Who am I kidding? They're probably still angry with me for playing five days ago.

In less than a year I'll embark upon the thirty-somethings. I still have yet to fully grasp the magnitude of that accomplishment. Give me a little more time to think about that, and I'll get back to you. I think back to my parents and what they were doing when they were my age. They were raising three boys with a girl soon to be on the way. They had owned two homes at this point as well. My dad even operated his own business. Up to this point in my life I've avoided the responsibility of marriage, children, and what have you. I don't look back and regret it. It's just a fact of the life that I have chosen to live.

There are changes afoot however. Winter is fast approaching outside, but I'm refusing to act as if the winter of my life is near. It's springtime, and things are just beginning...

You'll have to excuse my reflective nature today. Long holiday weekends in the winter months do this to me. At least that's what I'm blaming it on.

1 comment:

N said...

Hey, I probably hold the record for being on your team more than anyone else in the history of homeschool basketball (and 4-square) at the KTTR/KZNN basketball court.

Andrew, in a reflective mood, I happened upon your website after randomly typing your name into a search. Hey, congratulations on hearing a "yes" to the marriage question. But to whom?

I have a few pages worth of questions I would like to ask, but I was wondering if you ever do any online chatting, particularly MSN Messenger or Yahoo Messenger?

Andrew, if you have a few moments, please send me an email sometime, letting me know where you are these days and how things have been going.

Due to my experience-based fear--though I am sluggishly conquering it--of displaying public information on the Internet, I do not really blog. The best way to contact me is to email:

Nathanael S.
Impressive photos, by the way!