Friday, November 03, 2006

Missin' the old...

Last weekend I took a trip back out to Calgary. It was generally a pretty good weekend. I got to see a bunch of people that I haven't since I moved, and it was good being back in the city. I did discover that I don't really miss the city all that much, but I do miss being there.
After being gone for a few months I definitely noticed the "youth" of the people there. There were people my age, within my age bracket at least, I definitely miss that. And checking out friend's websites and stuff, seeing pictures of friends hanging out...makes me miss that.
Sometimes I feel like I've been forced to "grow up" long before I ever wanted to. It's like I had to become responsible without getting the chance to be "free" for a while.
This is likely going to sound like I'm just complaining and I kinda am, so I don't mind.
I just miss having people around all the time. Just expecting that we'll be hanging out on the weekend, cause that's just what happened.
It's slightly different now. I'm either working or at home, there's not really much else going and I think it's starting to get to me a bit. Perhaps it's just a phase, perhaps it's just cause I was back around friends last weekend.
It's better to write stuff down instead of just keeping it in sometimes. Being a young fresh out of college single pastor is tougher than I expected.


Fran said...

I can totally sympathize with you on the missing friends thing... small town life is different than anything I've ever experienced. There are a few people here in our age bracket, but everyone works, except me. Talk about boring days... especially since Finn sleeps most of the time. Anyway, just know that I'm thinking of you and understand - in some ways - your pain!

Trevor said...

Hey brother I understand too. Unfortunately it hasn't actually changed for us in three plus years either. I have my wife and daughter and so I can see how tough it must be. We pray for you about that around here. We are only ever at church or home. Which is why times like thanksgiving are ones we always look forward to. Hang in is the worst thing to say but maybe the only thing. I don't know. Blessings.