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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fifteen

Over the weekend I watched "Taylor Swift's Journey to Fearless"* on Netflix. If you have Netflix you should check it out. I've loved Taylor Swift since I heard "Teardrops on my Guitar" for the first time. One of my (many - like I'm not sure there are any I don't like) favorite songs is "Fifteen." This one:




While watching the segment they did on the song (with Abigail) I paid attention to the lyrics for the first time in a while. This line got to me:

"But in your life you'll do greater things than dating the boy on the football team
but I didn't know it at fifteen."
 
The thing I relized when I heard it is that in a lot of ways I'm stuck at fifteen. I thought this was odd, because the last time I talked to a "friend" from high school was several years ago. I wish that I had cultivated my friendships there differently. A lot of the people that I thought were my closest friends in high school haven't talked to me since. Some stopped before we graduated, others stopped sometime during college. And it hurts. They caused me a lot of pain.
 
I had other friends who I didn't devote as much time and attention to and they are my closer friends, though I moved away and we don't hang out either. I'm a big girl and I have other friends, I just wish I could go back in time and tell my high school self that, "You'll do greater things."
 
I guess knowing that would defeat the purpose of growing up.
 
Here's to the best days yet!
 
E

PS: I'm currently listeing to Brenda's 2012 Playlist. Its great and you should check it out!

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1 comment:

  1. Hey thanks for the link! :) I relate to your thoughts. I think perspective is one of the most important things in life, and we just don't have it when we're younger, which is why everything seems so dramatic and immediate.

    Also, I had a conversation with some friends recently about how we're all "stuck" at a certain age, so maybe that's more common than we think. I still feel 25.

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