Is it just me or is it surreal when you or childhood pals do very adult things? For example, obtain a full-time job, own property, get married, have children, etc? I often feel not equipped to take on being an adult. As if my peers & I are not prepared or too young.
Thinking back to childhood and observing my parents, they seemed so certain. The lesson as I’ve reached the perceived “age of certainty” is that no one has a clue what the hell they’re doing. We’re all trying to survive.
Why the revelation? My college roommate and longtime friend, Ashley, had an adorable baby boy. We met our freshman year at Bemidji State University, randomly assigned as roommates. After confirming to each other we weren’t goth (funny story behind that!) and asking the RA on day one where the dining hall was (literally the next building) we’ve seen each other through life’s ups and downs.
Ashley and her husband, Peter, expressed that Bennett’s hands and feet were something they loved and wanted to remember in tiny form. It was amazing to see them as parents and while a bit surreal, heartwarming to capture some lifestyle family photos and a full-length film. Congratulations Ashley & Peter!