Moving back home to the wheat province has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have reconnected with family and old high school friends I haven’t seen in years. However, certain realities have set in with maturity. Realities that we all face I suppose. For example, I made fun at my own expense on my Facebook page the other night when I realized I had to get home in time to have supper ready by the time Jeopardy started. It occurred to me that I’ve become “that guy” who eats in front of the TV while shouting incorrect answers, often with food flying out of my mouth. Now you understand why I have to live alone!
I also realized getting together with past high school friends isn’t as easy anymore. Why? Because they have lives too! Most have bought homes, have children of their own and are married (or soon to be married). I always knew this was going to happen, it just happened faster than I thought! It’s wonderful to see the success of one’s friends, though.
On top of all this I’ve noticed a maturing body. Partying and celebrating on a Friday night now means I’m not feeling 100% until Sunday afternoon and not Saturday afternoon like before. Two nights of celebrating means don’t call or text for at least two days after! Trying to lose weight isn’t as fun either. It seems to require so much more work to lose those 5 or 10 pounds than it did 10 years earlier. In other words, it’s pure hell working out now.
Nevertheless this is what life is about isn’t? Realizing new things about oneself, embracing change and not forgetting about the important things in life.
Now excuse me for a moment as Jeopardy is back on.