Life and Death at Exit 32

I was on the median just off Exit 32. Cars were speeding by, with no care or concern for the slick roads on the freeway. A new blanket of snow made it difficult to find some items that we were hoping to salvage. As I walked up and down trying to find random items for my friend, I tried to recall what happened the night before on that median, even though the new snow left no trace. Continue reading Life and Death at Exit 32

Questioning the Past

I admit. I got curious and started wondering about my past a bit. Given the amount of free time that I have in between studying for GREs, soccer, being a part of and serving ministry, and work, I start thinking about it. And usually, when I think, it’s like giving a mad scientist access to a bunch of explosive and dangerous chemicals. Sometimes… things can explode. Thankfully not this time. Instead, it left me a bit more thankful of where it’s brought me today. Continue reading Questioning the Past

In X Years, I Want To…

About a month ago, I went to a little birthday party for a friend of mine at a bar/pub in Fremont. I got the chance to hang out with him and some friends of his, chatting, laughing, and harassing him about being “so old”.

While talking to him, one of the girls at the table asked, “So… where do you see yourself and hope to do in one year, five years, and ten years?” He starts laughing in hopes to avoid the question. I start harassing him by throwing comments related to a thought going through his mind that “starts with L and ends in Z”. But he shared some things that he wanted to do, things he wanted to see, and other thoughts.

But it was an interesting question that the girl asked. It made me think about it for a second myself, even though it wasn’t directed at me. Where do we see ourselves in a year? Five years? Ten years? While I agree with the idea that it’s better to think and focus about the present time, there is no harm in just imagining and thinking about the future for the sake of daydreaming and just for fun.

What do I see myself doing in each of those years? Maybe some day I’ll share that, because right now, it’s still in a bit of limbo and chaos. But in the meantime, I’m going to go back to my state of sulking and “being emo” after seeing the Red Wings beat the Pens earlier tonight… It would have been nice to see Sid, Malkin, Hossa, and Staal win a Stanley Cup. 🙁