Happy Bissextile Day

In case you weren’t aware, today is leap year day. If you were born on this day four years ago, you are now one. Crazy to think that this day only happens once ever four years. We should all do something special on a day like today, something that we wouldn’t usually do. Something out of the ordinary. So far today I’ve taken my car into the shop to get the 60k service done to it, it’ll cost around $650….so, that’s out of the ordinary. I’m hoping for a more interesting and fun out of the ordinary. Let me know if you come up with anything good.

What’s been on my mind lately is just how much things can change in four years, or even in two years. This has been the week full of blasts from the past. Past friends, past coworkers…etc. This last week I’ve spent time with four different friends that I haven’t seen in a long time. I think back in their lives and wonder at the changes they’ve been through. One was about to get married, now he and his wife are 8 months pregnant. Another was living happily with her husband and two kids, now she’s excited about her divorce. My third friend was single four years ago and now she’s been married for two years and has a 18 month old kid! My ‘last but not least’ friend was also single with no bills and a low paying job, now he’s making more money then ever, but is broke, trying to raise a 16 month old kid and pay for a house.

Ebb and flow, change and grow.

Driving in the car last night what hit me was how much things can change whether we control it or not. If I were to go back four years and tell these friends what was going to happen in less than five year, I think a couple of them wouldn’t have been able to concieve it. It’s true that at every moment we’re creating and changing. I’ve been fascinated about how little decisions will turn into big outcomes. It excites and scares the crap outta me at the same time. We’d like to think that we’re in control, but that’s not always the case since our lives intertwine and constantly mix with the ultimate unpredictability factor…other people.

Four years ago I was working a low paying inventory job, technically single, fat and frustrated about my direction in life. Now I’m a tiny bit more financially sound, have a job I like, not single, skinnier and doing my best to take each day as it comes. I have goals and dreams for the future, but really I don’t know where I’ll be in four years. Do you?

3 Comments »

  1. Billy said,

    February 29, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

    I know exactly where everyone will be in four years. We’ll all be burned into nothingness from the Mayan apocalypse in 2012.

  2. Anthony B said,

    February 29, 2008 @ 5:33 pm

    I also know exactly where I will be in 4 years…
    I will be right here waiting for your next blog entry..
    haha..
    Nah, but seriously, you need to come over here again and bring
    that girly of yours that I have not yet met bruzzzz….
    Whoa, when I just typed that word, I got an error that firefox does when you type out something as a mis spelled word..
    I thought for sure that bruzzzz was a real word..
    Ok, thats just wrong..
    I am going to make bruzzzz an official word…
    BAM, its done..
    hehe..

  3. mego said,

    March 3, 2008 @ 7:56 am

    ok, so obviously anthony writes like he talks… funny!
    did you know that people who have their bdays on the 29th meet together to celebrate?

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