No, this isn’t a tirade about how I’ve not posted in a month. I think CJ was right, the Fiesta up in Boston really took a lot out of us Boggers [sic].
Monday evening at around Sundown marked the begining of the Jewish year 5766 with the Jewish New Year Holiday: Rosh Hashanah. The main purpose of this holiday is to sit back and think about all of the things that have happened in the past year (October – October or so), and reflect on the good and the bad. In doing so, I realized something. It’s been just about 5 years since I graduated college. In that time I’ve met a lot of people, learned a TON, and have developed a career.
When I think about that, though, it doesn’t seem that long ago. It seems like just yesterday I was living on Huntington Ave, or hanging out at Pat Flanagan’s (R.I.P.) or galavanting around the city of Boston / JP on the weekends. I think that’s something we can all relate to, how fast time has flown. Five years goes by like nobody’s business.
It was then that I realized what that means. The next five years could go by just as fast. Where will I be in five years? Probably married, with kids, living whoknowswhere. That thought is so strange to think about. How in just five years from now, my entire life as I know it will be changed. Not changed in a bad way, just different.
So, in thinking about this past year, I’m thankful for a lot. I’m sorry for a lot. So many things changed in this past year, it’s amazing. And it was a great year. To quote Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around every once in a while – you could miss it.”
I’m glad I have this holiday, and I think it’s really a great thing to do every so often. L’Shanah Tovah.