Facebook post from a friend of mine: “Let’s just go back to college and stay there”
No, let’s not go back to college. In fact, let’s not go back to high school. Let’s also avoid middle school and elementary school too. (except for the naps thing. I like naps.)
Let’s grow up instead. Let’s take charge of the world and change it for the better. Let’s grow up and grow old, make some decisions that will affect the rest of our lives, or even coast through life.
Let’s go on an adventure. Have a mid life crisis at age 27, quit our jobs, sell all of our possessions and move to Europe. or South America, or go where ever the wind may take us. Let’s live like kings, or scrap by on the kindness of strangers.
Let’s get married! Let’s have kids, buy a mini van, and start scouting out soccer fields to plant our lawn chairs for the next couple of Saturday mornings. Let’s get up early and watch Saturday morning cartoons with the kids.
Let’s also worry. Let’s worry about our 401k plans, the stock market, and our investments. Let’s call our mom around the holidays and tell her that it might not be in the budget to see the whole family.
Let’s live, love, laugh, and lament. Let’s do everything we’ve ever wanted to, and somethings we may regret later. Break out the bucket list, and start checking things off early, or start a bucket list.
The future will come by itself, progress will not. So why not progress through the world? Let’s move forward; grow up and grow old.
Let’s not go back to college.