Saturday, July 3, 2010

A Year Ago

For me, there's nothing like "one year ago" memories that really make me realize how much can change in a year. I also find myself thinking, "Last year at this time, I was _______." And it's annual traditions that prompt these year ago memories.

This week my family and I are vacationing at the beach. We've gone to the same beach since I was 3 years~old; I'm now 21.

I'm not the same girl who posed for this picture last year outside one of our favorite island restaurants.

I look at this girl and think, "Oh just have no idea do you?" I had no idea this next year would be such a formidable year of my life. I didn't know that I would grow up tremendously..and learn a lot about myself, perhaps more than I ever desired to know.

In some ways I'd like to be "her" again. Her {or my} outlook on life was so different then. I was so trusting. Experience has worn me, and made me cynical..and less of myself.

Ah, but vacations at the beach are supposed to be fun, light~hearted times filled with relaxation and memory making! What am I doing thinking and living inside my head when I should be taking in the beauty around me?!

Okay, I'll try. I'll try to pack away my musings until I get home. And allow my mind to fall in sync with the flowing, ebbing tides.

1 comment:

Thank you for taking the time to muse aloud with me,
to share your heart
& allow your thoughts to become words.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Leah