Tortoise and the Hare Syndrome

The weather this weekend has been so crazy! Yesterday it was so windy it blew part of my fence down and the rain just kept going and going. Then today, as I'm writing this we just got hit with a freak downpour of snow/hail that has managed to cover the rooftops as if it were December again.

...And within 7 minutes, there is now no snow.

Mother Nature, I got it, you're going through menopause, but I would really appreciate it if you could just stick to one type of weather in a day. That would be awesome!

In other news, since it's been so bleak out, I've been feeling kind of down. Partly because the weather sucks and partly because another one of my friends just had a kid (which is fantastic news! Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for her) but the past few years I've really felt left behind.

While I'm only graduating now, it seems that all my other friends have moved on. They've had careers for 2-4 years now, bought their own houses, got married, and some have even started families and I'm just sitting here What have I done?

I know I'm only 23 (almost 24, 7 more days!) so I shouldn't be so concerned, and I know I don't want to rush into decisions that will last me a lifetime. But some days I can't help but wish I was already engaged, or was a teacher or something.

This is what I call the Tortoise and the Hare Syndrome, because all my friends are the hare rushing past me with their life accomplishments and I can't help but feel left behind. Deep down inside though, I know that taking things at my own pace like the tortoise will pay off at the end.

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That's deep right? Ha! Not really, but I try.

Coming back to my positive thoughts though, I just have to think of all the cool things I get to do that my friends don't because I'm not tied down to anything yet. I can travel, try a few jobs out to see what I like, save my money, and not have to worry about changing diapers or table arrangements at my wedding.  Don't get me wrong, I am so looking forward to the day when I get married and have kids, and I'm not speaking ill of anyone who has those things (because again, I'm slightly jealous of your life) but, things will happen when they happen.

Until then I'll just keep truckin at my own pace and turn this tortoise lifestyle into something cool... like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cool!

Alright, enough of the boring touchy-feely thoughts. Tomorrow is another day, more specifically My Favourite Things Monday, so that will cheer me right up. woot!


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