For everyone else, the time warp that is Daylight Savings Time means an extra hour of sleep in the fall. For me, it means I wake up freakishly early and well-rested. But it does give me a few extra moments to reflect (and blog about said reflections).
So, if you couldn’t tell, this is the last day that I will be 27 ever! Or as some people call it “the day before my birthday.”
My 27th year was an interesting one. As most of you know, I spent the better part of it on the North Shore. I climbed rocks, took in cliffside vistas of Lake Superior, read books on the weathered steps of an abandoned lighthouse, babysat kids, and learned (more or less) how to tend a bar.
Most of the time I was there, all I wanted was to come back to ‘civilization’ as I called it. I was lonely. Exiled.
But now that I’m gone, I can safely say that I miss it. The city makes me uncomfortable; the roads have too many lanes, and there’s no rivers to hike up or mountains to run down. I really didn’t think that place would have much effect on me–it was just a place to live, a place to get back on my feet.
So, here at the end of my 27th year, I find myself at a crossroads. Do I go back? Or do I try to tough it out in the big city?
Other than that, the finale of Age 27 is pretty much the same as others: I’m reading a Star Wars book. For breakfast I had a cereal with marshmallows in it. My friend sent me a Pokemon-related gift. Yesterday I ate at a Chinese buffet and fell asleep watching Transformers cartoons. And there’s a tiger Pillow Pet on my bed.
Arguably, this year has ended the way all my other years have.
But I did start a blog. I did write and publish a novella. I did get to live in the most amazing place I have ever lived. I stepped up to the biggest adventure I never thought I’d embark on again–and was rewarded with an amazing girlfriend.
And Transformers 3 was sweet.
Long story short, for all my bitching, whining, pissing, and moaning, being 27 was pretty cool. There are worse ways to spend a year of your life. Thanks to everyone that made it so.