if i could write for a living, i would. in the mean time, my thoughts are shared on this blog. you ever remember the days when school's out and all you wanted to do was be surrounded with your friends or pack your day with lots of activities? being the youngest child and having siblings that are way older than i am, i have pretty much grown like an only child. i learned how to keep myself busy even though both my older siblings were pretty interactive with me.
of course, being raised in an environment where social media was unheard of, i was always good with creating my own imaginary play. reading was something that i watched my sister do when she was young. i can probably read forever but time has not been on my side or i have made other things a priority. i remember a couple of years ago, i read 5 books in a week. no embellishment there, i am a fast reader if i put my mind into it.
you know what else? when i was younger, i hated thinking. i don't mean in a school kind of way, but just thinking about anything, i guess in other words, i was anti self-reflection. that's probably why i could never keep a diary when i was younger. fast forward to this present day. monday, january 21st. martin luther king, jr day, where most businesses are closed to observe and honor a great man. here i am, enjoying another day to myself. i truly could never get enough of it. i know most of my friends are off, i could literally be out and about with them, but that is not the case. instead, i got woken up at 7, which is my normal waking time (well, after a few snoozes, i finally get up between 7:30 and 7:45 - no, i don't have an exact time where i have to be at work). of course, today when i don't need to be anywhere else i could not go back to sleep. although facebooking and instagraming has kept me in bed for another 2 hours.
by the time i finally got up, i watched mr. obama's inauguration on television and decided to get out of the house to enjoy this beautiful gorgeous day. here i am, typing this post. the only thing is that it is dangerous when the solitary mind, especially one like mine, when i think about the future, i want to get there as fast as i can. i have to be careful, the present has a lot of promises as well.
whatya all doin' on this beautiful day?