Day 12, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life…)
I miss college. Not in the sense of going to school, but I miss time as a luxury. Where I created my class and work schedule to accommodate how I preferred to spend my time. Where late nights and late mornings coincided in perfect harmony. When I could spend hours upon hours in the painting studio — where entertainment and passion lived together. When fun in a small town equaled late night drives and explorations, or movie nights that lasted until 4 in the morning. When naps were acceptable and common.
That time when Christmas equaled a month off, and summers were spent at home with family and friends in a temporary summer job.
The time when I flourished as a person and my friends from college loved and accepted the “real” me without the expectations of who I was.
The days when we pretended that money didn’t matter: school was expensive but rent was cheap. When college roommates were your best friends and the days of chores/cleaning schedules actually worked. When challenges and frustrations in school were conquered and then equally celebrated by loud music, dance and homemade dinners with friends. When a good friend and I celebrated every week by sharing lunch and dessert every Friday over coffee.
Those were the days where time was of the essence. The days were spent doing things that I love, with those I love. I am happy with my life now, but a huge part of me wishes I could go back and relive those days again. So many memories made, so many friendships established. Less worry and routine. So much time… to spend it how I want to spend it.
Is there a time in your life that you miss? What would you do if you had the opportunity again?