Gangsta Mittens
Words combined to express thoughts. Pictures displayed to convey emotion. Opening my brain to the world.

The Day the World Changes

I can eat apples now… and plums… tomorrow i think i will try a pear.  I’m sure that “accomplishment” isn’t nearly as exciting to others as it is to me.  But the truth of the matter is that I’ve spent the vast majority of my life wishing i could eat fruit.  A random allergy has meant that for the last 20+ years i just haven’t eaten some of my favorite foods… peaches, pears, plums, apples, cherries… i’ve just had to do without.

A couple of weeks though i had a slice of apple… and nothing happened.  So i had another and another.. and then saturday I purchased an apple and a plum at the grocery store, and I ate them both, and again nothing happened.  Then today I got hungry and so for breakfast I bought and ate an apple.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my life and what I want my legacy to be.  I don’t need to go down in history books or to be widely known, but i do have a strong desire to accomplish something.   Well a lot of somethings.  I want to leave a mark on this world, and I’m starting to feel like i’m running out of time to do so.  My father first began having issues when he was in his mid 50s.  My brother, 55 likely has Parkinson’s disease.  I am just a couple of months shy of 36.  The idea that I could go long before I am ready is starting to weigh on me.  In addition to motivating me to take better care of my health and start good exercise and eating habits (yay apples!), that reality motivates me to put some serious effort into finding my way.

I can’t say I have it all mapped out yet, or that i’m even close, but I do know that no matter what, I don’t want to live with regrets.

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