Or something like it.
Tuesday, July 20 at 10:08 PM
Earlier this year, I was thinking of how much I was looking forward to finishing school. I figured, I'd have a regular nine-to-five and the rest of my time would be for myself. No more of the coming home and having to think of what I needed to do for the next day or next class. Think of all the leisure time I'd have for myself. Oh the things I could do! Oh the places I could go! (Dr. Seuss, eat your heart out.)

Now that I've been a part of the rat race for a little over a month, I must say to my younger and more naive self of a few months ago: Shut up. You don't know what you're talking about. Please don't get me wrong. Work is good. But then, it's not really as good as it could be - it's not great. Because I'm not really doing what I want to be doing.

Really, I don't think I'd mind having a regular workweek if I was doing something I loved. I supposed that's what matters - doing something you enjoy, doing something because you want to. Because, if that's the reason you're in the place you are, you'll always be able to handle what might come your way.

Follow your heart. To thine own self be true. Dream big dreams. Aim for the moon. Change your stars.

It's been said many times in many different ways. There just might be something to it.

And here's little Billy Joel. You know why.

The Longest Time
Billy Joel
From the album An Innocent Man

Oh, oh, oh
For the longest time
Oh, oh, oh
For the longest time
If you said goodbye to me tonight
There would still be music left to write
What else could I do
I'm so inspired by you
That hasn't happened for the longest time

Once I thought my innocence was gone
Now I know that happiness goes on
That's where you found me
When you put your arms around me
I haven't been there for the longest time

Oh, oh, oh
For the longest time
Oh, oh, oh
For the longest time
I'm that voice you're hearing in the hall
And the greatest miracle of all
Is how I need you
And how you needed me too
That hasn't happened for the longest time

Maybe this won't last very long
But you feel so right
And I could be wrong
Maybe I've been hoping too hard
But I've gone this far
And it's more that I hoped for

Who knows how much further we'll go on
Maybe I'll be sorry when you're gone
I'll take my chances
I forgot how nice romance is
I haven't been there for the longest time
I had second thoughts at the start
I said to myself
Hold on to your heart
Now I know the woman that you are
You're wonderful so far
And it's more that I hoped for

I don't care what consequence it brings
I have been a fool for lesser things
I want you so bad
I think you ought to know that
I intend to hold you for
The longest time

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