Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Very Happy Un-Birthday To Me, To Me

Someone great once told me that there are only two types of people you should keep company with. Those from whom you learn. And those with whom you have fun. I like this idea. It accounts for the people who are mean and annoying by saying “Look, they’re on this earth to teach you something – DON’T BE LIKE THEM”. Fantastic.

As the eve of my 25th birthday approaches, I have been contemplating what it means to summit this new age of “adulthood”. My twenties are half way over with. Gasp! But recall what a party you’ve had (i.e. mess you’ve made) in the last five years!

1) Believing that drinking in college is always enhanced by some group spin-the-bottle-take-off-your-clothes-action.

2) Learning that one should always have an attractive set of undergarments available in case of emergencies. Or for situations such as the aforementioned.

3) Traveling to Spain and getting the best tan of your life! Even with the meticulous applications of sunscreen.

4) Graduating from college and realizing that all that “learning” you were doing should've actually been called “procrastinating because we don’t want to be the ones to tell you real world is tough.”

5) Following your dreams into a workplace where bringing art and creativity to the silver screen entailed lots of nail polish and curling irons; and egos, and screaming, and superficiality and blood. I am NOT exaggerating.

6) Realizing that everyone bleeds and that a lot of people have egos, scream, and are superficial. It’s the ones who have an unhealthy addiction to curly hair and manicured nails that you need to watch out for.

7) Gaining a healthy appreciation for the intricacies of family.

8) Understanding that how much you put into life determines how much you will get out of it.

So, the moral is: You could've done waaay worse Jocelyn!

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