June 2, 2013
This is going to be kind of a ramble, but with today being my last day at New Frontiers and this week being generally emotional, here we go..
I’ve been thinking about how currently at this point in my life, working at this store has occupied one fifth of it as a whole (I know some of you can relate to this post ;) Now that is a BIG chunk of a timeline considering I’m just about 22 and the strong events that I associate with this place. The ages from 17 to 22 are typically years with crazy amounts of changes and they absolutely were for me. Before I even started working there too, I basically spent my whole senior year there with someone who I had my most intense friendship with. I mean regardless if we were stopping there before ditching school to take some ridiculous road trip or grocery shopping for her mom or doing our routine bike wednesdays, we were there pretty much every single day. Any time I think of a memory within the past 5 years, the New Frontiers timeline in my brain marks it off. I graduated high school, moved into dorms, had petty relationships, fell in love a few times, failed a ton of classes, went to jail, moved into my own apartment, been a straight up wild child, had parties that had the whole town talking about them, been involved with so many different crowds, started being a really good student, made so many new friends, along with so much new family at the store, also lost friends, put my life at risk, had quite a bit of drama, met and fell in love with bobby which has been over a two year thing at this point, had so many ups and downs and new sensations and sads and happys and what the fucks, and just COUNTLESS meaningful experiences and memories that fill me. 1/5 of my life. It just gets me thinking about the other 4/5 of my life and each one of those fractions of time is so extraordinary and i know that this is the most recent, but this is the one that is the most eventful and huge and scattered and free. Even though it’s not written in stone or anything, I feel it and know this is the end of a chapter.