Life has caught me off guard. I am growing up much too quick and I do not fancy it. I miss my father putting my hair in a ponytail like Pebbles from The Flintstones. I miss my mother cutting my toenails as I sang “California here I come, right back where I started from. Open up those Golden Gates because California here I come” repeatedly. I miss pushing my brothers on swingsets. I miss my sister babysitting me and us putting whipped cream and chocolate syrup on the ground like in Rocket Power. I miss my dog Cassie. I miss Templeton, California almost as much as I miss Holliston, Massachusetts. I miss knowing my parents will do anything and everything for me. I miss my mother carrying me into the bathroom and turning on the shower for me every morning before school. I miss my Papa’s homemade Pizelle cookies. I miss my Nana’s glass of water that always sat in the fridge. I miss Wellesley College dining halls. I miss Cape Cod and boats with my father. I miss parks with Sherry. I miss mothers-helping children in my old neighborhood. I miss simplicity. I miss pure souls.
Okay, I’m done! Sorry for the rambling, I just miss my childhood and all that it had to offer. “Never Grow Up” - Taylor Swift
Family—Nothing has changed, no one can take your place. Friends—I had the best day with you. Family, friends, strangers—I learned from you.