June 19, 2008
Trying to Prove I'm Not A Complete Loser
I just realized that this will be the longest I've ever lived by myself in my entire life. I'm a very independent person, maybe even too independent (depending on who you're asking, like maybe Darby). But at the same time, I went from living with my parents, to living with my good friend Joe, then more roommates moved in with us, and then I married Darby.
Consequently, I don't think I'm very good at living by myself. I miss having other people hanging out in the house. It may drive Darby crazy when the kids wake up at night, but I actually often like it because it's a great reminder that there are people out there who love me and want me to be near them.
But actually, where I am worst at living by myself is that in the past it has turned me into a complete loser. It's like its such a rare occurance that I decide to take a vacation from being at all civilized. Darby thinks I'm a slob when she's around, but in honesty she should see me when she's not around. In truth, I do work very hard to not horrify her. When I change my clothes, I simply drop them wherever I may be, on the floor. I leave dishes all around. I don't wake up on time. I play too many video games. It's pretty depressing.
In this time, I'm trying to prove I don't have to be this way. So far, so good. I've woken up at 8.30 am, already exercised, did work I had to finish, put dishes in the sink, and put all my clothes away. Hopefully I can continue on with these basic life skills.
Posted by jason on June 19, 2008 03:10 PM
Ah, my little boy is all grown up!
Posted by: Mom on June 19, 2008 11:08 PM
hahahaha--that's funny! There is a certain sense of self-worth that comes with achieving the basic life-skills. And hey--I am not that far away! If you need help--just give a shout out!
Posted by: jessica on June 20, 2008 03:02 AM