September 4, 2006


In our increasingly high-tech society, it is refreshing to have conversations with real human beings every once in a while. Actually, more often than that might be good for our health

I spoke with Jonathan, one of my closest friends, this weekend about the loneliness that can accompany growing older and he said he felt the same way. As in a lot of things, just hearing that someone else is going through it too can really make a lot of difference. Things aren't the same as they used to be, but at the same time we both agreed it's comforting to know that we are growing up and becoming more educated about the world around us. We are starting to find out what we really like, rather than what other people like for us, and we are deciding what we want to do with the rest of our working lives and why.

Attending their senior year of college or not, twenty-one year olds are a far cry from their old eighteen-year old selves. The world is exciting, but not in nearly the same way as it was back then. More opportunities are available than ever, but we are becoming much more picky. And at times it seems like the world is pulling us in every direction and we are just wanting to put out feet down to say, "No. Wait." It's time to make a decision...but I just want to take my time.