February 10, 2005

Reflections on Being 22

So I'm 22 today. At exactly 4:10pm, anyway. I feel like I should do some sort of reflections piece, but I'm not really feeling that reflective. All I can think of is "you should be getting work done." And with that thought, I sit here writing. Brilliant.

But it hasn't been half bad, as birthdays go. Last year I forgot about it, only to remember when my girlfriend (now my wife) called to wish me happy birthday when I woke up. That was wierd, but nice that it was her that reminded me. Come to think of it, that's about all I remember from last year. This year I had class in the morning, but I don't have to work tonight; also a plus. Had lunch with my parents and sister, which was nice. Tonight I'm going to an opera, which I'm told is supposed to be somewhat risque ... not sure what to do about that one, but it's for a class, so I have to go. Liz is cooking me good food for dinner, and we're going skiing tomorrow.

I don't really feel that different. I guess the older you get, the less it matters. Mike left me a "happy birthday" in Greek, which looked kinda funny until I realized what it was. And even stranger, the older I get, what feelings I do have tend to be along the lines of "wow, I don't know much, do I?" Is that humility or just memory loss?

I think I'm going to play my guitar. It seems like a good idea, given that it's my birthday and it was half a birthday present (but I got it at Christmas). Anyway, happy birthday to me, it's been a decent enough 22 years (from what my limited memory can dredge up). God's been way too good to me, so here's to passing it around ...

And maybe I'll treat myself to a nap ...

1 comment:

Anya said...

HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY!!! you shouldn't be reflecting or working or whatever you think you should be doing..it's your birthday! do something you want for a change!
i guess it doesn't seem that important because 22 is a pretty dull unremarkable number. all the important numbers seem to be multiples of five. your next "big" one would be 25. besides, if you really think about it, the whole birthday thing is just one big abstract idea. it's just another average day.
but just because it doesn't matter to you doesn't mean that other people should know that. you gotta milk it for all it's worth! nothing makes ppl feel more guilty then when they forget your birthday ;-)