Wow. It's 5:17 in the morning, and I'm over a friend's house (a friend who is in my graduating year), and as we all are/were (many went to bed!) sitting here on a Mountain Dew high, and just recently did some raiding on World Of Warcraft, when it (finally) hit me. The days of being innocent and young are just about over. The real world is ahead, and as friends say good-bye, who I will never see again. I mean, it's over. No more waiting, but no more carrying. Yet at times I wonder if the friends I have will stay friends, even ones that are staying close. What about friends going across-country, or even across the world? Many will be leaving me this summer, and the time that I spend with them will be very important.
Then I realize how much time that I spend working on here, and how I could be out doing something more with my life, enjoying times and doing more (fun, people, driving, living). I love my time here, but I need a break (for how long, I do not know, maybe a few weeks). So, I'll be taking a short break to head to the beach with friends, get some road trips in, say the final Good-Byes, and have a blast while enjoying what time I have left with friends (and as a Teen).
This doesn't mean that I'll be dropping MC at all! I'll still pop-in, and answer my PMs, keep the board in tip-top shape, and more. We have a great community here, filled with new friends to explore, and a different outlook on the future. I'll still be there on July 17th, and I still love MC! However, with this drastic shift coming up, my personal priorities have changed a bit. Work will not stop, but slow down a bit.
A bit more Relaxed,
Hastin Zylstra (Monorail Man)