Wednesday, April 22, 2009

No Going Back

Can you recall moments from your past where it dawned on you that life was never going to be the same?

Although my mother remembers this moment for a different reason (something about my callus 18-year old self waving goodbye and shooing them out), the first one I can clearly remember was when my parents dropped me off at college, George Washington University, located in downtown Washington, DC.

As my parents prepared to leave, they asked me one last time, "Is there anything else you need?" and I responded, "Oh! Yes! I forgot a nail clipper! Can you send me one when you get home?!" My parents looked at me like I was insane and directed me to walk the four blocks up 19th Street and get it myself.

Toto, we weren't in Bohemia anymore.


Wenderina said...

A lesson many parents still have to teach their 30+ year olds.

A's Mom said...

My moment was when I was packing up my car and my father's F-150 to travel across country to Texas from NY. He looked at me and said, "Are you sure you want to do this? You don't have to go." I replied, "If I don't do this now, I'll never do it." The rest is history.