People Change

The comedian John Mulaney has this great quote: “Fourteen years ago, I smoked cocaine the night before my college graduation. Now I’m afraid to get a flu shot. People change.”

And so on my 15 year anniversary dating my husband (married for 2) and because we’ve now been together more than half our lives, I want to detail some ways that I’ve changed:

Since 15 years ago, I am indeed older, but not therefore, wiser

15 years ago, I was incredibly shy, now I’m just shy with a talking streak

15 years ago, I wanted to be a nun and now I have a husband (who isn’t Jesus but takes care of me all the same)

15 years ago, I wanted to be a poet and wait tables to earn a living, now I don’t write poems anymore and I’m not so sure what kind of life I want to live

15 years ago, I thought nothing will ever change, now I think nothing will ever stay the same

And that’s okay. Because people change all the time. Our cells change every 7 years. So, if you don’t like this reality, just start over. Change for the good, or change for the bad. Just don’t stay stagnant.

Oh. Also, I love you Tim.

Love,

Bailey