I just turned 25
I am a man
I am overweight
I am a recent survivor of cancer
As a result of my cancer treatments I might be diabetic
I currently live with my parents
I’ve Been to Rome.
I’ve seen Florence.
I’ve seen Venice.
I’ve been to Austria.
I’ve had REALLY good beer
I have performed on stage at Carnegie hall
I have seen the ocean
I have been horseback riding in the black hills of South Dakota
I have howled at the moon
I’ve been in love
I’ve had my heart broken
And I’ve broken hearts
I’ve lost family and friends
I’ve made new friends
I’ve had a one night stand
I’ve been to a strip club
I’ve read the bible cover to cover……it was confusing
I’ve lost my faith in god
I replaced that Faith with hope
I’ve cooked over an open fire
I’ve seen the sunrise
I’ve seen it set too
I’ve been stuck in the friend zone……many many times
I’ve been to Washington D.C.
I’ve argued about politics
I’ve decided i hate politics
I’ve taken a friend I secretly had a crush on a “friend date”……….on valentines day…We’re just friends
I’ve been to an Aerosmith concert
I’ve been to a Nine Inch Nails concert as well
I’ve learned how to play the guitar…….sort of
I’ve gazed at the stars…..i wish i had kissed her
I’ve realized that not kissing her is one of my biggest regrets.
I’ve been to Disney world
I’ve been back a few times
I’ve seen Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”
I’ve been to Broadway and Times Square.
I’ve been propositioned by a hooker
I’ve never paid for sex….never will…unless you count breakfast the next morning.
I’ve been the lead singer in a band
I’ve never gotten a speeding ticket
I’ve been to college…..didn’t Graduate……yet
I’ve decided i’m going to be a chef
I’m going back to school in the fall to learn how.
you know i started this thinking it was going to be really depressing. i was going to say something lame about how i wish i had someone to share all this with.
but now, looking back at all of it remembering everything I’ve seen in just 25 years, I’m suddenly excited about what life has in store for me.
my friends all tell me that i will meet an amazing woman someday. I’m glad she hasn’t met me yet.
The last year of my life has been spent dealing with cancer and chemo and worry and blood and pain.
and I’ve spent it alone with my thoughts.
I’ve over thought about my life
I’ve forgotten who i am
I’ll be that man again