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August 30, 2009

Maybe that is why I like staying up past midnight and waking up after dawn. I get to greet the new day. Every new day has potentiality. As I have heard it said recently, time is a type of wealth. You can do with it what you wish. Days off work are the greatest. I could do anything. I sit on my couch with a computer and a quiet night and know that tomorrow has nearly endless possibility. I could sit in one spot all day and read a book. I could take a 5 mile walk. Sleep in until 3. Get ice cream. Do laundry (ugh...why did I think of that one?!).

I think about all the new days I get to have; twenty-one years of them so far. I think about how much a day is worth. Though I treat them like pennies to be tossed aside or quickly used up, in reality they are gems to count over and over and contemplate how to spend them. I can't believe how much time has passed since 1988, and how what has happened in that time frame. I can't believe I am in Michigan, attending college, married to the best man in the world. I can't believe I am already half way through college. What am I to do afterward? It would be awesome to travel abroad or build a home, but to what avail?

My teen years were supposed to be about "finding myself", and the 20's are for doing something about it. So what do I do next? Where do I go after college? There seems to be endless possibility, but at the same time no where to turn. So I'm going to keep it simple and take it

at a time.

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