Do you ever have those moments when you are suddenly sucked back in time and you simply cannot believe that you are a grown up?
I was on a field trip today with The Goon Squad. We were at the zoo and we were looking at the big cats when I walked by a teenager who was wearing the tour t-shirt of a death metal band that I hung out with back in high school.
Suddenly I was hyper aware of who I was. I was a 36 year old suburban lady standing at The National Zoo with my nearly five year old twins chaperoning a preschool field trip.
How the hell did that happen?
It was like my 17 year old self* was standing there looking at me as I am now.
She was surprised.
It isn’t that I don’t have pretty much everything I ever wanted. I do. I am happy about where I am in my life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not done yet, I have a lot yet to accomplish, but I feel like my life is on the right track.
I just can’t believe it all happened so fast.
Sometimes I feel like I was teenager 15 minutes ago.
*Shut up. You had the claw too.