So, I am the mother of 20-year-old twins now! I don't have teenagers anymore, and that just doesn't seem possible, but I couldn't be any prouder of them.
We didn't have a big celebration. Twenty is an odd age. At sixteen you can drive. Seventeen is no big deal, but you're about to have an awesome senior year of high school. At eighteen you can vote or serve in the armed forces or do other "not fun" grown-up things. Nineteen and twenty? Nothing special. It's not until you're 21 that something exciting happens! You all know what I'm talking about, don't you? You can finally rent a car! Hahahaha! What? It's true! What were you expecting me to say?
So...I was in Las Vegas a week or so ago. The Plexus people were having a convention, and many of them were staying in our hotel. I thought Plexus was supposed to help you be healthy and stay slim, but almost every person I saw, and there were many, was overweight and out of shape. I'm not judging them for this. We just thought it was ironic.
Another event that started the day we left (thank goodness) was edc week. edc (all lower case) stands for electric daisy carnival. On our last night there, many of the 135,000 party-goers began to arrive. Lots and lots of young people. There were events at different Vegas venues throughout the week and the main event was held at the raceway about 40 miles from Vegas. I met a very nice kid from California who explained what edc was. They call it a rave. It's also a carnival with rides and attractions, various stages for performers, and lots of dancing and electronic music. Sadly, they had 408 medical calls one night which included the death of a 24 year old man.
|Look at that sea of people!|
And now it's time for Coffee Chat with Rory Bore
This week she asks...
A journey. That sounds wonderful! The word journey evokes much different ideas for me than simply vacation. I feel like people who are on journeys are there to discover something, oftentimes about themselves.
There are dozens of websites out there to guide one through a spiritual journey. This interests me because I believe that people must continue to grow and evolve in their spiritual lives. There are attributes I would like to develop that will deepen my faith.
In the meantime, a journey I would like to take is to travel in Europe. I would love to see the places my daughter saw in her 4 months of studying abroad. She saw Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, the real Mona Lisa, and so much more! Maybe when I retire. She visited 17 cities in 9 different countries, but the ones I would most like to visit include England, France, and Italy. My husband has promised me a trip, but it probably won't happen for a while yet. I believe it's a worthy goal!
That's it for now!