This week, I feel like I've flipped a few pages ahead in the book of Time.
I come back to ATL and everybody's grown up! My freshmen church babies from my days in youth group just had their Senior Night celebration tonight. They've stepped up, served as role models in the youth group and are now bound for college. Dang, I feel old.
Not to mention my baby brother is growing up too! He finally got a facebook. (I feel like that's the modern day coming-of-age ritual.) Also, he's gone to Duke TIP and has come back more independent, in tune with pop music, and cooler. And if you can believe it, he joined a band and plays the electric guitar... whoa. AND IN THREE MONTHS HE CAN DRIVE! WHOA WHOA!
Reality has also been hitting me hard. In these next few months, I need to decide where I want to work post-graduation. Financially, staying in Atlanta would be the best choice because I could live at home and take care of the family. However, my heart is really in New Jersey, and I would love to spend my 20's with the people there. But who knows where God will lead me? As a friend put it, "Joy, I can't believe you're starting your adult life!"
I'm growing up and feeling old... man, time flies.