Monday, October 31, 2005
This weekend I spent some time with my best friend, his wife, and their new baby. This isn't the first time in my life that someone close to me has had a child however they have all been family members in the past. I must admit that its an interesting feeling when you look at how your life changes and you realize there are specific experiences or events such as having a child where you notice that things will never be the same. A month ago we would get together on a Thursday night for drinks and general debauchery until the late hours. Now? Its Saturday morning visiting with the baby and cappuccinos at Starbucks. Not to say that I'm not happy for them or that my best friend is lamenting over now officially being domesticated but we all on some level know that things will never be the same.
I was on the plane back from Seattle on Thursday night and met an interesting girl whom happened to be sitting next to me. We ended up talking for about 2 hours about life choices such as jobs and relationships. I found her insights about marriage interesting as she and her husband seem to be very much the same type of people that I am, Introverts. Now that’s not a bad thing as I do a lot of public speaking in my job and work with customers all day long however she really knew what I was talking about when I said there are times that I just want to sit at home for a day or so after a long week and not go out or talk to anyone. She and her husband are the same way and eventually they just learned each other's habits and things work well. This guy really did seem to know what he was doing as well when it came to making her happy. During the flight she found a card that he wrote and left in her overnight bag. Nice.
I really started to think a lot about the choices that I've made in life and how I ended up where I am now. No regrets however more and more I can really see where and why I made certain choices and how I ended up where I am now. Its a good realization because you can use that to make sure that you end up where you want to be in the future.