Times Are Changing

Another year gone.

Well, I’m sure this isn’t the only post in the blog world that has this title right now.  2011 came and went with the quickness of a summer breeze.  As I sit here on the 3rd day of the year all I can think is “where did the time go?”.  Feeling a little silly asking where the years went at 25, the thought process is there.  Wasn’t it only yesterday I was performing in my senior recital?  Wasn’t it only yesterday I was pounding extra large coffees from DD to pull all nighters in college?  Wasn’t it only yesterday that I moved into the big girl world and had to face big girl decisions?  The thing is, it wasn’t yeasterday, a week ago or a month ago.  It was all years ago.  What does this mean?

I think it’s pretty simple what it means.  I live my life.  This past month I was hella busy.  I was in the Nutcracker Burlesque, working, planning Christmas parties for work, kicked out of our apartment (and given a month to find a new one and move), Christmas, New Years, and A LOT of hiccups in between.  I was talking with my man friend and he kept saying that he was going to be so happy when we stopped being so busy.  I felt the same way and then I realized, I’m always busy.  I remember in high school when my parents gave me a “mental health” day every semester because I was so overwhelmed.  Every now and then I take a mental health day still.  I wonder though if I really mind being busy all the time.

Thinking about it, I’d have to say no.  I like having things to do.  Believe me, I love me some lazy days home, but if those lazy days build up I get antsy.  I hunger for something to do.  I hate the stress that goes with being busy, but I love the fact that my life is jam packed.  I look back at this summer for example.  I was always on the run, but thanks to that I got to:

  • Climb some of the most breath taking mountain points in New England and gaze at the stars by a campfire with the love of my life.
  • I got to see and be part of two my best friends weddings (and they were both beautiful!).
  • I worked long ass hours to help my job and in the end help further myself in my job.
  • I decided to burst through a comfort bubble of living with my sister and got an apartment with a boy (cooties).
  • I learned how to cook a kick ass bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on a Coleman stove.

I got to do all these things because I want to live my life.  I want my family and friends to be a priority in my life.  I want to work on and improve my relationship with my boy so we can one day have the life we want.  I want to work at my job so I can mold something I love.  I want to dance, period.  I want to love, laugh, cry, smile, help and be around as much as possible.  2011 may be gone, but that’s okay.  It was an amazing year and I literally have hundreds of photos to prove it.  Yeah, last year is done but I cannot wait to see how busy I can be this year. 


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  1. * Noreen says:

    Great post Amy!!! Let’s make a point to see each other every so often in 2012!! 🙂

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 9 months ago

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