As I was leaving church today, I encountered three young kids playing. They were playing in the grass, but had found themselves in a situation where they either needed to cross the parking lot or go back the way they had come in order to reach the large grassy area they had started out in.
Obviously, cutting across the parking lot was the quickest way, so the two oldest took off running. The youngest, however, was mortified when this happened.
He looked at me and screamed: "They're running in the street! They're going to DIE!!!!!" (kudos to his mom for teaching him the dangers of crossing the street)
"Meh," I said, "I'm watching them. They're ok. You can go ahead too."
He grinned at me and took off running, no longer worried that he would meet his untimely end.
When I was a kid, I used to wonder when the magic moment was that I would transform from kid to adult--girl to woman. I never did figure it out, but it appears that the moment has come and gone without me noticing! Here I am, sitting in my 30s with a husband, 2 kids, responsibilities, my own furniture, and even adult cereal.
I even have kids looking to me for permission crossing the street/parking lot. I am even qualified to hold a hand should the occasion call for it! Apparently, I have successfully made the transition, and for that I am glad.
But, I had a lot of plans for adulthood. I used to really look forward to the time when I could be a woman--a mom. I had ideas about what my house would look like, what I would make for my kids, how I would teach them, how I would show my husband I love him, how I would finally stop being shy and reserved and afraid to reach out to people, all kinds of things! You know, how I would be Sarah: A Really Great Person.
So, that's why I'm here. I've decided that it is time to stop waiting for someone to tell me to go ahead and start being me. It is time to do it. Time to try the ideas that have been piling up in my head for years.
I'm here to keep track of my adventures. I'm here to discover myself and be comfortable with myself. I'm here to make friends. And, I'm here to have fun. Let's go!