“Would you send me to school?” he inquired craftily.
“And then to an office?”
“I suppose so.”
“Soon I should be a man?”
“I don’t want to go to school and learn solemn things,” he told her passionately. “I don’t want to be a man. O Wendy’s mother, if I was to wake up and feel there was a beard!”
“Peter,” said Wendy the comforter, “I should love you in a beard,” and Mrs. Darling stretched out her arms to him, but he repulsed her.
“Keep back, lady. No one is going to catch me and make me man.”
-J.M. Berrie(P. 139-140).
I hope your weekend is off to a great start!
I have been working on signing papers and reading various material for my upcoming job at Macy’s. I’m quite nervous about the job but also excited to have something to do and to make a little more money. I’m also hoping desperately that Macy’s allows me to work a second job with a photography studio into my schedule. I have a pretty good feeling things will work out this time. Which leads me to explain the name of this blog entry as well as the lovely excerpt I borrowed from a brilliant author…
Getting older kind of sucks sometimes, am I right? It is frustrating and expensive and stressful. Figuring out how to pay for your apartment and your car and also keep relatively healthy food on the table is no picnic for young, married college students. The economy sucks, jobs are hard to come by in big college towns, and it is hard to feel confident in your security sometimes.
I was relating to Peter’s feelings an awful lot recently, besides the fear of growing a beard, obviously. Growing up just felt really lame after being disappointed about my job search and desire for a purpose in life. But this last week has been reminding me that growing up doesn’t only come with frustrations or disappointments. It comes with new experiences and opportunities when you are patient and open to receiving them.
1.Our photographer has been posting our wedding photography this week. It has reminded me of the incredibly awesome opportunity God gave me to marry the coolest and most adorable (in my humble opinion) guy in the world. Our wedding was awesome and so is being married. Figuring out how to take care of each other is a challenge but it is so worth it because we love being together. I wouldn’t trade it for anything because I picked a guy who makes me happy as a clam. P.S. I’m aware we’re newly weds and according to some people it is just a phase because we’re in the honeymoon stage. I can assure you we’ve had lots of crappy moments in our 4+ years together and it wont always be perfect. That doesn’t mean I will ever stop being pumped that I am married to my William.
2. I went to an interview for a school photographer job not far from here and was told ten minutes into the interview that they already wanted to hire me and were going to offer me a position and wanted to work with my schedule at Macy’s. I am still working on how I can pull off both, as I mentioned before, but I think it should work out. Even if it doesn’t, my character itself made them want to hire me and that just makes me feel pretty great.
…I really hope I do get to work here as well as Macy’s though, because photography is what I want to do with my life in the long run. So it would just be really freaking sweet.
So, that is how I am feeling this week. Life is good even though it doesn’t always feel good. Peter Pan has a pretty rockin’ life in Neverland, but he is going to miss out on a lot of good parts of getting older. I feel a little bit bad for him. But not too bad, because, well, he really does have a pretty stinking awesome life…..
That’s all for now!
Barrie, J. M. ""When Wendy Grew Up!"" Peter Pan. Sterling, 2012. Print.