WARNING: Sappy Post to Follow
It’s not a euphemism. I literally lost this very pearl tonight. It didn’t cost very much, but it has special meaning to me. For once, I paid for something of my very own that I can be proud of and cherish. The trip to Hawaii is probably one of the last trips I’ll have with my parents for a while. After all, there’s the whole world of work (the real world) that lies after my glorious two years in MBA.
But as I’m listening to Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas (no. 8 and 9 to be specific, and yes, I’m a nerd), the truth hits me. It doesn’t matter that I lost the necklace with this pearl. The memories will still live on (I mean, granted I don’t have Alzheimer’s or anything). ** Side note. It’s a real issue. See awesome advert here. End side note**
And it’s not about the watch my parents gave me for graduation or the dilapidated straw tote I still keep around because my dad lined it for me (yeah, my dad’s hella talented). I will always have my parents and all the adventures we’ve been on with me. It’s great to contemplate. Living in Austin, just a few hours drive from home, these two years has really spoiled me. I’m really going to miss this closeness when I move to New York. Yet, it’s comforting to know that I’m moving for me and for my career and my passion. During this, I still get to keep my parents just as close in my thoughts as they are by me now.