Snowglobe Life

8 May

I’m in one of those weird “What am I Doing with my Life” kind of moods. It may be that a year ago today I was attending my last college lecture ever while possibly still slightly intoxicated from drinking too much beer the night before in honor of surviving four semesters of Italian. Or maybe it’s the fact that by the end of the summer a majority of my close friends will have moved far, far away (one to Boston, another to Phoenix, one to South Carolina and yet another to New York) while I continue to live in the town I grew up.

“The only thing you lack is life experience. Your life so far has been lived in one of those self-contained, shake-it-up-and-watch-it-snow globes. You owe it to yourself to go explore beyond your picture-perfect suburban surroundings. You owe it to the rest of us to go out into the world and describe what you see and feel from you unique point of view.”

Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty*

I read the above passage earlier this week and realized that it’s what I’ve been feeling but didn’t know how to put into words. Funny how you can be thinking and feeling so many things and not know how to communicate them. Leave it to an imaginary character to sum it all up.

*Thanks Jessica for suggesting these books. I am loving them!

2 Responses to “Snowglobe Life”

  1. missshortskirt May 8, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    that was HotForTeacher Mac, right? :-)

    and i’m really glad you are liking them!

  2. Leslie May 11, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    I know how you are feeling! I am so stoked to get out of my snow globe!! You will do the same before too long and you are going to rock where ever you go. And I always have a guest bedroom that will have your name on it!

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