My Young Friends

Recently, I've developed some fun friendships with a group of people that are quite a bit younger than me.  For the most part, I don't really notice it…until conversations occur, in which they're making statements like, "Well, I'll definitely want to be married by the time I'm 26!"  Yea, I suddenly have to use the restroom at moments like that.  lol  But, really, more than anything, they bring back happy moments of being in college, which has been worth the few awkward conversations that I've dealt with. 🙂

Last week we all "did work" at a coffee shop!  I actually had school work to do, and one person is in college and had work to do.  Others had things to read up on, or fundraising to manage…one watched Grey's Anatomy on her laptop.  We really did work, although I was deeply reminded of the conversations I would have in college where it would go something like this…

Kim-"Hey, wanna go do some homework at Caribou?"
Good Friend-"Yeah, that'd be awesome!…Wait, Kim, I actually have to get this done tonight though…we can't talk the whole time…"
Kim-"Oh, yeah, me too!  I'll be good, I promise…"
GF-"Promise?  I really have to finish TONIGHT!"
Kim-"What are you trying to say, Good Friend?  Are you accusing me of talking too much?  Of enjoying conversation with good friends too much?  Huh?  HUh?"

(well, the last part wasn't accurate, but the rest of it could've been a broken record all throughout college…)

Being a young twenty verses an almost thirty is quite different when it comes to stages in life…unless you're all single…then apparently it's not too much different if it's the right people (so I've learned).  It's nice -they keep me and my gray hairs young:)  (I even WENT OUT at 9:30 last night, and stayed out until 12:30, just to hang at IHOP…which has become out of character for me lol) I love what they bring to my life at this time.  Hopefully I have a little bit of single-twenties-life-wisdom to share with them in return.  lol  I try…

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3 thoughts on “My Young Friends

  1. Claudia says:

    I think it’s great that you are staying in touch with the “20 something” crowd…even though you’re not quite out of it just yet!! You have so much to offer those going through the college level right now..you’ve been there and understand them. As for me, trying to stay as relevant as possible being a mom of three!!

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  2. so true. so true! you got me laughing big time when i read this!
    i have been staying out late (real late) on some nights and it reminds me of my good old college days. the sad thing is…is that i feel it when i have to get up at the crack of dawn the next morning. ugh! just if i could be young again!

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