Monday, June 7, 2010

...priorities

I was going to jump in my truck right after school on Friday and head to Idaho for a century ride. My friends Kathie and Bob are going, and I was looking forward to visiting Arlene as well.
But...Katie's boyfriend Carlos is graduating from PSU on Sunday, and I'm invited to the party afterwards. I want to be there for Carlos. I {think} he's going to be my son-in-law. :-)

Then a former student called to invite me to her college graduation--at 7:00 on Friday. Ayanel was my student 16 years ago. She was an older student and I was in my early 30s. We became friends and have stayed in touch throughout the years. I want to be there for her, too.
So, I choose relationships over riding. I can put lots of miles on my bike this summer for free, I ride with Kathie and Bob all the time, and I'll see Arlene at the end of the month. But Carlos and Ayanel will pass these milestones in their lives just this once. I would regret not being there.

5 comments:

LimesNow said...

Aha ~ Katie's got something SERIOUS going on. Good for the two of them. These are exactly the priorities I'd have thought you'd make. Happy (almost) summer.

Doozyanner said...

Thanks, Limes. One more week of school to go. whew. Yes, this is fun...I've never seen Katie so in love. :-) (And it appears to be mutual.)

Norbert, thank you for your kind comment. :-)

esthermelvin said...

我來湊熱鬧的~~^^ 要平安快樂哦.........................

Doozyanner said...

Esther, thanks for stopping by!

誠紋 said...

Man proposes, God disposes................................................................