I’ve been listening to a lot of SiriusXM over the last week at my desk and I have to tell you, I don’t like the realization of how long its been since certain memories.
Take for instance yesterday, Got You (where I want you) from The Flys came on and I haven’t heard that in awhile. It reminds me of the first summer I spent in Pittsburgh and that was 1999. To me that’s like last year but reality is it’s 12 years ago. TWELVE YEARS! That’s the age of a middle school student. Christ almighty… I was a spiffy freshfaced 23 yr old just off the bus from Erie who would come home from working at a tech company to find Griff standing at my apt. door with a box of wine and waiting to hit the Playstation.
Recently I’ve gotten back in touch with former co-workers when I was in Erie and even old friends I haven’t seen in 15-17 years. Some of them have kids going to high school. That was an even bigger kick in the time warp nuts.
Where has time gone? I’m a different person than when I lived in Erie, than when I moved here and hell, I’m different than I was 5 years ago when My dad passed away. I think that was the significant event that changed how I perceive time and now I want to spend as much time as I can with my kids before they grow up too fast. My lifestyle has changed dramatically because I want to savor being a dad. Besides the lack of sleep and the crying (by the kids, not me… ok maybe me sometimes) I absolutely love this role in life and where I am.
Time, I’ve got you where I want you.