This was a challenging year for me as Ginger (not her real name) and I parted ways. But a lot of good came from it. And I’m happy now with the way things are. Seems like life puts you thru these phases and as much as we want stability and permanence, change is the name of the game.
For some, change comes slow and for others fast. For me, it’s always been pretty fast. I’ve had to distance myself from some good people partly because I’ve changed so much and felt they couldn’t get where I had arrived, and vice versa.
The pro of personal change is you learn and experience new things. The con is that, well, you’re often misunderstood by folks growing on what I call a horizontal plane (spouse, kids, house, money) instead of a vertical plane (mysticism, God’s graces, insight).
I’m not sure if it was a coincidence – Ginger and I breaking up – or just part of God’s Plan (thanks Drake for making that cool again!). But suddenly pop is speaking to me once more. I suppose I was on a bit of an unrealistic rebound for a few months. Cruising the beach, checking out the ladies, feeling 25 instead of 50.
But that’s another matter we can talk about later—namely, what exactly is age appropriate behavior? What if I don’t want to become a boring, conventional old burgher? Does that make me a creep? Or am I just being myself?
This 2012 tune by Katy Perry is one of my favs by her. You hear it in the supermarket. You hear it everywhere. At least, we did for a while. Pop is like that. Always changing.