Life is good.
It's really refreshing to have people -- well, peers -- who really care about me. Where I grew up, in school if you showed any sort of emotion at all, you were quickly tought that "people do not behave like that." Well, I am free from that, and I now have friends who truly care about me. Friends I truly care about. When I'm in an unhappy mood now, someone will actually talk to me about what's bothering me. My whole life, I always thought to myself, "college is going to be so awesome," etc. First semester, I wouldn't have agreed with it, but now I sure do. This past couple months has been the best couple months of my life. The only thing that could make this any better would be if Star Wars was coming out on my birthday again. OH WAIT, IT IS!!!!! Yeah, that totally r0xx0rz.
Seriously, though, the one real downside to this year is pretty blaringly obvious. I really miss my parents. They were always there for me. I could have intelligent conversations with them, without fear of them bashing my ego against the wall. I feel so bad about the fact that I haven't called them as much as I could have. I think the reason I haven't been thinking about them very much is that if I started thinking about it, I would really begin to realize how much I really do miss them. I miss eating breakfast with my Dad. I miss talking to my Mom about school. I miss playing "trucks" with my Dad. I miss having Mom read books to me before I went to sleep. I miss my Dad's infinite and artistic craftiness. I miss my Mom's ability to write the perfect thing at any time. Now I'm starting to cry, see?
Well, I will have to look forward to this summer, because I will be working with my Dad and his amazing artistic skills, and I will be able to have intelligent conversations with my Mom again. Before I left, my Mom told me that I would be missing fresh eggs. I do, Mom. I do miss your chickens' eggs. I miss having eggs with every meal. Even though at the time I was annoyed with your writings and your various schemes, I would give anything to be able to hear what you are working on right now. Being away has really shown me how amazingly inteligent and wise you guys are.
I guess I'm at a junction in my life. I am starting to become more of a college student, a purely social individual. At the same time, I am feeling pain from being torn from my parents and my childhood.
What's my point? It's actually pretty simple.
I love my wonderful new friends. More importantly, I love my Mom and Dad.
You can check out some information about some of my friends (paticularly the ones in my hall) at Lord Ontario's web site. It's an irrelevant link. (on the left hand side of the screen)