“Youth” (The Wild Youth EP) - Daughter
Listening to this as 2012 fizzles out.
I grew up a lot this year. In January I turned 21, then some stuff happened, then school was out. Then it was summer and I did more school and work and studying and spent priceless time adventuring with friends.
Then I experienced death for the very first time. It was a friend, plucked from his youth. Then a few months later, I experienced a second death of another friend, also plucked from her youth.
Then I reevaluated a lot in life. I questioned things I have known for the past 21 years.
Then I drove to Arkansas and camped in the Ozarks.
Then I went to Illinois and met new kindred spirits and learned new things. We questioned things together, sitting in a stairwell of a hotel, buzzed off whisky.
Then school started again and other stuff happened. I met new people, some who are new friends. I did too much for the ‘experience’ because I always think what if there’s no time later?
Mostly though, I am finding my own answers to all this questioning.
Can’t wait to see what 2013 has to offer.