"You never know the biggest day of your life is going to be the biggest. The days you think are going to be the big ones are never as big as you make them to be in your head. It’s the regular days, the ones that start out normal- those are the days that end up being the biggest."
Some complicated and tough questions can become easy to answer.
If you could go anywhere in the world right now would it be to a “where” or to a “who”?
The happiest year of my life.
"It’s a good thing to turn your mind upside down now and then, like an hour-glass, to let the particles run the other way."
What Type of Classical Musician Are You?
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time & space
I remember the first time there was a major branching point in my life. It occurred after high school graduation. I moved away from my beloved little city in the suburbs to Vancouver proper, and my childhood bestie moved all the way to Montreal for her studies. During that time, she met the lucky guy who would eventually become her husband. Three weeks ago, I flew to Montreal to take part in her wedding.
I was deeply honoured and slightly nervous to be a bridesmaid because I had never done it before. Being a part of the bridal party was an enjoyable and pleasant experience; for me, it was rather draining to feign extroversion for a day, but I would do just about anything for the bride ♥.
(And I’d do it again in a heartbeat! For another friend, of course. Just thought I’d clarify ;D). So many members of the church community commented on how sweet it was for the bride to have her elementary and high school friends at her side. Needless to say, I was very touched.
On the wedding day, the sun shone brightly and positive emotions filled the air. For me, the walk down the aisle felt a tad bit surreal. After all the bridesmaids and Maid of Honour were standing at the altar, our processional music faded and the first notes of Wagner’s Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin echoed throughout the sanctuary. Then it finally hit me that my dear friend, someone my age, was just about to become a married woman! (Besides the obvious, what does that even mean?!) As I watched the beautiful bride and her father come towards us, dozens of questions went through my mind. I thought about what it would like to be in her shoes. I thought about how her life would change. I wondered if *our* relationship would change, and if so, in what ways?
So… five years after high school, her wedding is the most noteworthy and life-changing event that happened in my circle of friends. She was the first to tie the knot. However, my significant other tells me that the floodgates are opening. Soon, he says, it will seem like the majority of Facebook posts will be concerning engagements, marriages, and progeny. (Yes, we use the terms progeny and crotch-fruit to talk about babies. We’re good people, I swear.)
Now we have reached another point where our paths diverge once more. With the conclusion of our undergrad educations, our safety bubbles have been popped, and we must make increasingly important decisions that set the trajectories for our careers, all the while taking care not to neglect the crucial work/life balance and those closest to us.
What I learned from this whole experience: everyone goes about their own lives, but it’s nice having special people (spouses, partners, best friends, what have you) by your side to share your struggles and joys.
To my UBC friends (especially the crazy biotechies), and Fox friends:
Together forever, never apart…
Maybe in distance, but never in heart.
"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."