And so it goes: Life is... I'm not really sure... it's interesting. That's for sure, But it's full of ups and downs. I suppose that's kind of how life should be though, right? completely unexpected? Well if it is, then I've got a pretty good life. Not because of the good things happening, but of the unexpected.
I was talking to a good friend of mine not too long ago, and something he said really stuck to me... and the more that I thought about it the more it's true- "Life just get's more complicated as you get older." And he's right. Lately, I've been hit with so many decisions and choices to make that will either affect my near future, or my life... let me tell ya, they SUCK!
The first decision that I had to make literally cost me 3 days of my life :S. I had to decide on whether I wanted to go to one of my best friends High-School graduation... or go to school and finish 3 important tests. Now see, normally it wouldn't have been a problem, I would have just talked to the principal and asked him if I could do the tests a couple days before, or so. But my situation was special... *rolls eyes*... I had skipped a week of school before test week and gone to DisneyWorld. Of course, the only reason I went to DW was because of the Swine Flu issue and the fact that they were taking TWO WEEKS off our summer vacation... our summer vacation that is already only 6 weeks long. So we have a month-long-summer vacation. So me and my friend decided "Phooey on that!" And we went on our summer vacation a couple months early. Aaaaanyways... back to the story. So the school (everyone knew where we went) still pardoned my absence and let me recover that week of school-work... so letting me skip school that day to go to the graduation of 3 friends who I'll probably not see again for a really long time was near to out-of-the-question. But I fought... I fought hard. I did everything I was capable of to get them to let me... but they still said no. So... I had the choice of just skipping the tests and go to the Grad or skip the Grad and do the tests. The thing that made this decision a difficult one was the fact that my parents were behind me on either choice... :S. They didn't say "No, You have to go to school. That is top priority right now for your future." I think they didn't say that because they knew I already knew that... Pff.... soo... I had to choose. Can you guess what I choose?
Yeah, you guessed right... I did the tests.
But that's okay, I don't think I missed out on much anyways... it was just the chance to see them again.
There's also "Decision number Two" and "Decision number Three" but... I don't feel like posting them on the internet. If you'd like to know, just send me a message. If I'm in a good mood, I'll tell ya all about it there.
So... a lot is happening in life right now. My school is giving me a break now though, the principal is scarily proud of me because I didn't go to the Grad... I find it both intimidating and amusing.
I've been working a lot on my mandolin playing... It's actually a lot of fun. I've been hit with a wave of inspiration 10 miles high... I love it! I wish it would happen to me at work... I'd love that too! But I've been following Chris Thile's tips and hints on how to play and what to do right and what NOT to do. I really think I'm improving. Right now my goal is to learn "Ode to a Butterfly" by Nickle Creek. If you haven't already heard it, check it out. It's a beautiful song... and beautifully complicated :/. Haha. But that's what makes it all worth while.
Another thing I'd like to write down, just for the sake of writing it down... is that I've recently made a new friend. I really like him. He's one of the very few out there who I really think understands me... either that, or he just accepts me the way I am. I find myself looking forward to the next time I talk to him, every time we say good-bye. It's nice. Not to mention he's so... weird. In a good way, of course. But he's just so different. And he likes it that way... he doesn't change for anyone. He's who he is, and he knows who he is. It's a nice change, and that's what makes it so awesome.
Alright, I'm going to leave it at this.
P.S. -- "If you love something, let it go. If it doesn't return, hunt it down and kill it....
now, how to kill it is where the fun lies"
by: Héctor T.