I’ll Regret This Post In FebruaryAugust 11, 2014
By Kyle Ratke,
Before we get into this post, let’s make one thing clear: I am very blessed and fortunate to have the friends and family that I have. I love spending time with them and I realize that not everyone has this opportunity.
Now this is the part where I sound unappreciative.
Going into the summer, I remember being so wound up for weddings, baseball, grilling, street dances, softball … A SUN TAN!
The list could go on and on. I even bought a calendar from Target in May anticipating that I was going to fill that baby up.
I did. I felt like a real adult. Look at all of these activities I have!
Now it’s early August and I feel burnt out. I want a weekend to have nothing. Last weekend, I helped celebrate with my high-school buddy, Tim, who was married in my hometown. It was awesome and I had a blast. Next weekend, I’m an usher is my cousin Stephanie’s wedding. It’s going to be so much fun. The wedding and reception is on the family farm. How freaking cool is that?
After that, though, it looks like I’ll be free for a few weekends before two more weddings in October.
I shouldn’t complain. These are the glory days, they tell me. You’ll miss these days when they are gone, my parents say. The worst part is, I know this. I know that in February when none of my friends want to leave their couches, I’ll be squirmy, wishing it was the summer when I would have something to do every day of the week. I’ll be wishing my calendar was a little fuller on the weekends.
Then again, I guess that’s what football is for.
I just bought a new couch, and I haven’t spent nearly enough time on it yet. Soon, friends. Very soon indeed.
Wait… What’s that in my mailbox? A wedding invitation… in early November? Oh boy.