Things are pretty much the same with me except for the fact that I am 23 and now have a pretty neat job, a reasonably good place to stay and to top it all off, I have the best girlfriend a guy can ever want to have! Life’s pretty good and if you have any wood, timber or plywood around you then please touchwood on my behalf. On the surface, not much has changed and I am still the same person but deep within, things have turned a little different.
I guess it is the desire to stabilize because for the first time in my life I want to take life seriously and not hang by the hinges all the time. Now I know that my life belongs to someone too and it is time to start being more sensible. I have lots to thank God for and I guess He gave me the best birthday gift of all this year…and that too a wee k in advance!
Being 23 is about having a little more mature lookout towards life and moving on with the lessons that life has given in the past. Over the years the candles have increased, years have been added on and life has rolled. So far, I really never cared about which way life is headed and neither did I care much for life itself. Now I do.
I know that there is this one beautiful girl out there who’s waiting for me to get back home every evening safe and sound because she isn’t close to me right now. Who loves me but stays silent most of the time and this has made everything a lot different from what it used to be. Money has a different definition and it no more means a commodity to be spent thoughtlessly. Everything looks nice and bright and hopes have decided to fly high once again.
I am not saying that everything is perfect and life needs no improvement but then…as little T says, one can’t appreciate joy unless one has seen sorrow! So I guess the tensions of everyday life and work just add spice to the moments that I have to myself and am happy about. Since I have been 23 for very long, maybe I can tell you a little more in detail a few months later but as of now, life looks like worth living. I am going with the flow and hope the shores are nearby. Things at home are looking up occasionally and I hope even that happens a little more regularly because then life will be near perfection. Let’s see what happens. But as of now, I have my fingers crossed.
And to all those out there who’re 23 but want to hide their age for reasons unknown, c’mon…get a life! Be happy being 23!