Monday, December 26, 2011

Traveling Alone

No one to see me off at the airport; no one to greet me when I arrive.

I was in the same situation once before, and had nothing but excitement for my upcoming adventure -- so why not now? Why should simply no longer having parents turn such excitement into despair? Even at this point, when I know I have a job and home of my own to go back to and I can actually visualize my situation, why is my heart such a weight in my chest?

This moment should be a highlight of my young life.

I want my highlights back.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Our last family Christmas tree, from when we were all still together.

(My mom would be horrified to realize how crooked it was.)

Merry, Merry Christmas, and many more to come.

xxoo Tee

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

An Unhappy Life

"I want you to know that in life you need to follow the path that will give you the most satisfaction and fulfillment. [...] I would rather see you have a short exciting life that is your own than spending 50 years at doing something unsatisfying. There is no value in an unhappy life."

From an e-mail from my Daddy