This photo has absolutely nothing to do with what I want to talk about today. I just like this photo for some reason. Maybe it’s the colors. Maybe it’s because street phones aren’t really a thing anymore. Although I do remember a time when they were quite the popular thing. Cell phones were still new and only the cool kids had them. Everyone else had to carry extra quarters. Personally, I would carry a little pouch filled with different types of coins… I felt absolutely awesome with it. I thought I would conquer all with my sweet coin purse. Instead I was jumped and lost my super cool pocket coin pouch.
Oh those were sad times. For some reason I’m remembering old adventures. I’m remembering happy ones like walking to class in the mornings as this goofy kid in middle school. I remember listening to the salsa music in the mornings played by the bodega owner on the corner of the street I used to live on. I remember the smell of freshly baked bread and the sound of fresh coffee being poured into a mug. I would say hello to everyone even received some free breakfast from this sweet Colombian coffee shop.
I remember the sad ones like walking to highschool as a freaking idiot who threw away the goofiness because I wanted to be part of the cool kids. I isolated the people who did want to be friends with me for a group of people who was making me feel stupider with each passing word they spoke. That would be the first time I would lose my way and definitely not my last.
I guess I’m trying to see how far I’ve come. I remember all these crazy days that help shape who I am today. It pushes me towards better choices and even more exciting adventures. But I’ll never forget my past. I’ll learn from it, accept it, forgive myself for the too many mistakes I’ve made, but I’ll never forget it. It’s such a huge part of me. I’m proud and hold no regrets.
Ladies and gentlemen please hold no regrets. What you’ve done in your past shapes what you’ll do in your future. Accept what’s happened because you’ll never be able to change the past. Live towards creating an exciting tomorrow! Thanks for reading, I’ll see you guys… Tomorrow.