I just got back from a little road trip down to Santa Barbara and the LA area where Tob and I hooked up with some good friends from college. Despite being a whirlwind getaway, it was both relaxing and fascinating. Why fascinating? Well, I became aware of so much change in our social world. Eye-opening change. Like, oh yeah, we're all pretty much adults now (or at least we're supposed to be).
Most of my friends in the Bay have not yet entered the realm of "married with children," and I've chalked that up to living an urban lifestyle and not seeing settling down as a major priority. I applaud that actually. But my friends down south have married and own homes, while one couple recently had their first baby. On a breezy, warm evening when I was chatting with a friend about future family plans, I was struck by how surreal this moment of our lives was. Here we were-- old college roommates, party girls, flirts, dancing queens, c-dubs (don't ask), etc.. How did we suddenly enter the world of mortgages and baby bath products?
It's a strange place to be, but I think I can get used to it. And somehow that scares me and excites me at the same time. Am I really all growns up?