Monday, November 29, 2010

30 Days of Truth: IX

Background on the 30 Days of Truth series here.

Day the Ninth: Someone you didn't want to let go, but just drifted

Oh, hello. Did you notice that I was gone for almost three weeks? You probably didn't. Either that, or you've been hanging on my every word, waiting -- no, longing -- for the day I would return to this series. Well, either way, today is your lucky day! Both of you, my regular readers, will be glad to know that I'm back in the swing of things and will be posting to this series again on a daily basis until it's all done! Here goes...

See, part of the problem with me (and probably the problem which led me to procrastinate on this one) is that I do not really dwell on the past, at least where other people are involved. I feel like there are people that I miss now, but Futuristic Optimist Me believes that I'll run into them again, or that there will be time for us to reunite at some point in the future. So, the people who have drifted away (old friends, old coworkers, etc)? I imagine they haven't drifted away forever, even though some (most?) of them have.

The other part of this one, for me, is that there's almost nobody in the world, outside of my immediate family, that I don't get sick of after about three days. In fact, when I would travel with friends every summer to one of their family's beach homes, we always knew that by the third or fourth day, I would be ready for a Scott Alone Adventure, which would entail me walking to a theater for a movie alone or hiding out for a while in the church across the street from the condo or hanging out in the condo solo while everyone else went to the beach. So, in the language of the question, "Someone you didn't want to let go..." -- I pretty much want to let everyone go after three consecutive days with them.

Waxing philosophical, I would echo my Day VIII answer -- myself. My younger self that was, I think, a stronger and more effective leader and a better planner/doer and a better role model and an overall happier person. Like, Junior Year At IU Me. I'm disappointed that Junior Year At IU Me has drifted away.

1 comment:

MJ Schrader said...

Scott, so glad you returned to this!! I almost passed you :)
Yes, after a while, as much as I love the people I am with, I want to be alone. This is part of the excuse behind my morning walk. This I understand.
MJ