So back in March–within a post entitled Adventure is in My Blood–I wrote about the direction (or lack there of) that my life story is taking. The mental check list that people use in order to achieve life goals that they have identified as important to them. At the time of that post, I indicated that my check list no longer included the “spouse, pet, nice house, 2.5 children, job that is bearable, etc. = Nice happy love story with a happy ending” goal.
Funny thing happened this weekend. I have been helping my parents clean out the basement of their 104 year old home over the past few weekends. It’s not terribly messy per se, the basement has just housed several decades of school work, camping gear, toys, art, and other miscellaneous memorabilia that was deemed important.
Among the items stashed in the “Kelly’s Art” cupboard was a time capsule that I had created in the fall of my 8th grade year of middle school. In this time capsule, which had already been opened (I’m sure by me not too long after it was created), I found the proverbial life check list I had referred to! And it even had the little sail boat.
First, I think that it’s funny I remembered drawing this little picture of me sailing in a Topper, since it was drawn over 15 years ago. Second, it’s interesting that I made two different life paths that included a) going to USC to become a professional photographer/camera operator, having a “serious relationship,” house, kids, and the rest of that whole life etc. OR b) going to Standford medical school, not dating at all, and then moving to California to get an apartment.
Kinda of makes me feel like a person’s life is one big game of never ending MASH. You know, MASH (Mansion-Apartment-Shack-House), the amazing game you played at sleepovers to predict what your life would be like when you grow up?
Time for another round!!!