I’ve been a huge John Mayer since his first album. Say what you want about his public persona, but the man can write beautiful, timeless lyrics that truly resonate with every fiber of your being. These particular lyrics are from his song “Stop This Train.” As I approach the big 30th birthday, I often find myself reminiscing about the good ole days. It seems like just yesterday I graduated high school. As I go on Facebook to catch up with friends I’m blown away at how much has changed. People are married with their own families and houses and all I can think is we’re too young to be this settled. A huge part of me wishes that time would just stand still for a moment to catch up. In reality, I know that’s not possible.
I feel like this song perfectly encapsulates this formidable period of your life where you are not a kid anymore and you are trying to make a smooth transition into adulthood. Enjoy your youth and don’t be in a rush to grow up. Cherish each and every moment you have with your family and friends because as you get older your priorities grow and it seems like your free time almost disintegrates. It’s not impossible to maintain these relationships, it just takes a lot more effort.
I’m open to whatever the future has in store. I just think there will always be a nostalgic, sentimental side of my personality that will keep the memories of the past close to my heart.
Enjoy this bittersweet gem! Happy Friday 😉