I drove to the valley today to pick up a friend at the airport. It was a mini vacation! The girls were at my parents and I had the whole van to myself. I turned the music up, the sun was shining and I felt so free. In moments like these, I still feel like I did in my early twenties. At one point, the music was blaring out the window and a couple on the street looked over at me and seemed a little annoyed. I just thought I was cool until I imagined what they saw: a thirty one year old in a sage green mini van! I wondered if they saw the empty car seats in the back.
Even though I'm not 2o anymore, I'm happy at the age I am. In fact, I'm looking forward to being 40 because when I see how much I have changed in the last 10 years, it's exciting to think what I could be like in 10 more! I know there are a lot of ups and downs in store for me in the years to come. Those things to come are like the sand in the ocean and I am the agate tumbling around in the waves. Each year, the rough edges will be smoothed down a little more and I hope I'll only get more beautiful (at least on the inside) over time. I wonder what I'll be driving when I no longer have to tote kids around?