Oh dear. Haven’t posted in a few days, and so much has happened.
I made amends with someone I hated for no real reason, I got my driver’s permit, and one of my closest friends got in an accident…
It’s a waste to hold a grudge on someone, really. It’s hazardous, and the anger you feel could end up spilling over onto the people you really do care about. Plus, who are you trying to prove it to? No one cares if you show a little weakness or swallow your pride and just make up with the person. And did they really do something so bad that you can’t even manage a nice thought towards them? No. It happened months ago. Yes, it was wrong, and it did hurt a whole hell of a lot, but it’s over and done with now. Move on.
(That’s just the little pep talk I gave myself so I could finally get over a bad grudge.)
So, there’s a little story with my permit. My mom was taking me down to the DMV to get my permit on Friday, right? Everything’s going fine, until we realize that we do not have 1. My birth certificate, 2. My passport, or 3. My school ID. So we had to turn right back around and go get it. Well, it turns out that the power shut off in my area, so the traffic lights and everything were out. We got in the house, got everything, and started all over again. When we got there, I went through the eye test and giving papers and signing things and blah. I went into the room and took the test. I missed 4 questions and skipped one, but the status at the end said that I’d passed! So now, I have my driver’s permit.
Time to sober up here. Kids, don’t play in the street. Isn’t that what your mom always told you? Well, it still rings true. Even just messing around with your friends can land someone in jail, in the hospital, and even in the morgue. We’re just lucky the last one didn’t happen. This is the first time I’ve ever had anything serious and life-threatening happen to any one of my friends, and let me tell you something, it’s extremely scary. I can’t even describe the past 3 days. I’ve spent them sitting, waiting, worrying, and generally not knowing. Some of my friends are more shaken than I am, but that’s to be expected. It’s hard for all of us. I keep thinking, “What if it was someone else? What if it was worse? What if he got killed?” But, I’ve tried to be positive, and think, “Well, at least this didn’t happen.” I guess it’s all we can do, at this point.
Love and Life,