Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I want every day to be of epic importance

But really. Do you ever sit at home, alone, eating SweetTarts at your computer litstening to music, daydreaming of a life-changing moment you have experienced? That's pretty much where I'm at right now. I mean, I know everyday can't be spent in foreign cities or sky diving or laying in a park in the sun... I know some days must be spent doing my duties, going to school, and eventually sitting in an empty apartment. But I wish everyday could be one of those awe-inspiring days; however they can't so I'll just have to settle for reflecting on past experiences.


I remember a particular day two years ago (wow I didn't realize it was that long ago until I wrote it just now), a day in New York city. It was March 15th to be exact. It was my first full day in New York; I had gone there with my choir to sing in Carnegie hall. My mom and a few other family members also came up to enjoy this experience with me. On this particular day I took my first subway.


I went on my first ferry ride.
I had really cold toes because my shoes weren't warm enough.
I took my jacket off so I would look cute in pictures even though it was so cold.
I forced conversations.
I smiled a lot.
I observed sadness on a friend's face
I found out the statue of liberty isn't as tall as it looks on TV.
I learned the meaning of "big city".
I watched my mom light up like a 5 year old when she saw the sights in New York.
I made memories with people who would eventually become some of my best friends.
I felt the history of our country.
I felt passionate about anything and everything.

And today, my SweetTarts are gone but I'm still sitting at my computer in my empty apartment, and I'm reliving all of those feelings.

4 comments:

The Cottams said...

i like that picture. i wish i could have gone to new york with you guys. but we all know, i'm just not a singer. I'm glad you're having fun lately over there:)

Marci and Sarah! said...

I loved that trip! We should all go back, I miss it so much!!!

kimharrison said...

Willi...you are the best blogger! I swear...so creative. Your pictures are all so cute and I love reading the blogs! I hope this year is going well for you. I miss you! We'll have to catch up when I'm back in Provo.

Kaitlyn Williams said...

Willi! Why are you so perfect?!