From My Little Corner

Having a birthday nearing the end of the year always gives someone a little extra to ponder upon.  An entire year has almost passed, and it does make a person feel a year older.

The world’s culture has led me to believe that turning 21 is quite a big deal.  My mom told me that turning 21 only happens once a year.  I replied, so does turning 22, 23, 24, etc.

I don’t like parties or huge celebrations.  But little things do matter to me.  Such as a friend who drove all the way from outstation just to surprise me on a Sunday morning (okay, that wasn’t so little), or when a couple of new friends come up to me after church service and sang me a birthday song and prayed for me and the many wishes that come by – they count.

What do I make of becoming 21?  Can I just say that… I’m glad I made it this far? I can almost hear guffaws coming from those who are older and reading this.  Yes I know I don’t know what it’s like to be 30, 40 and more.  And I know there is a whole lot more out there for me to see.  I officially became a teenager in 2001, so I can testify that life as a teenager in the Y2k generation is quite a daunting task, hence pardon my lack of stamina.

A lot has happened, a lot has changed.  One minute we think we’re ready to wrap up, a wicked twist takes place and the ride begins all over again.  That is why I admire writers who can conjure a complete book, telling their life stories as if they had the plot under control.

I can reflect all year long, as I always do – and I’ll find a way to put them all into words bit by bit, piece by piece.

But for now, being 21 as it is, from my little corner and a content sigh…

…I’m glad I made it this far.  =)

3 Replies to “From My Little Corner”

  1. you are now an adult. and believe me, everyone you know and love is thankful that you made it this far too!! and love that corner of yours too. personally, i have a corner like that too. 🙂

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