I mean, the same old shit still stays important … job, paying bills, love, family, friends … but sometimes, there are things that just change your life.
May 30th is usually a special day reserved for the celebration of my sister's birth. In 1982, the same year Jordan hit the jumper against the Hoyas and Dean finally won his first NCAA championship, my lovely sister came into the world. I was five, so naturally I don't remember too much about it. I do remember telling my parents that if I got a brother, I was gonna throw it in the trash. I was determined to have a little sis, and God blessed me with her. Marian is one of the most important people in my life, and I try and tell her that all the time.
So May 30th, 2002 was reserved for Marian yet again. But someone crashed the party … his name? Jacob Christian Adams … the beautiful son of Christine and Steve Adams, two of my best friends here in Winston. Jacob was born at 9:35 pm, and luckily enough I was able to share that magical day with Steve and Chris.
They have to be the most prepared parents I've ever seen. They know what to do and have all the answers young parents should have. Everyone is now healthy and at home, and I love it. These are the first close friends of mine that have had children. It is an enlightening experience. I spent this past Wednesday night hanging out with the "fam." Whether they all know it or not, I have proclaimed myself an uncle for Jacob. I can see it now … not too long before I buy him some hair gel, leather pants and his first guitar.
So life has changed for Steve and Chris. All for the better. But they knew it was coming. Life changes for some people, and they don't even realize it. Over the next few weeks, life will change dramatically for a lot of people I know. My boss, Davis, is leaving Wake Forest for a job at the ACC office. This will create an opening that, if you ask me, Steve is well-deserved of.
So where does that leave me? Not really sure at this point. I found out today I have an interview at UGA, which I honestly am extremely excited about. The potential for my career growth there is huge. But I am really hoping for options. The opportunity to possibly work for Steve, if he is rightfully promoted, is also exciting.
I suppose what I'm saying, is that sometimes change occurs when are expecting and when you least expect it. It's being prepared for the change that is the true test of someone's character. Steve and Chris have prepared well for their newest addition to the family. It's my turn to prepare myself for my next step, for my next life change.