i maintain that the internet makes kids better. i would have been better/would have grown more (and cooler) if i had had the entirety of the internet at my disposal, and not just the bits that came through my dial-up/NetZero connection. working with kids at tech camp the past few years has helped this thought crystalize in my head. if anyone still wants to bemoan “the good old days”, they have quite an argument stacked against them. maybe (probably) kids aren’t riding bikes like they used to, but now they are able to access the entire body of work of anyone that interests them. any facet of the human experience that they want to learn more about, any obscure cranny of science that they long to understand, it’s all only a google away. i could only hope to be as cool and culturally-aware and well-adjusted as this young lady at her age. at her age, i was still trying to figure out what “a/s/l” meant in AOL chatrooms when i had sleepovers with my friends…
ummm. i’m just gonna leave this here. (it made me lol)
of what i want to do. but it seems crazy.
cannot wait. going to see big freedia and turquoise jeep where i’m sure there will be a booty drop to ring in the new year. 2012 is going to be the best one yet, i can feel it. sometimes being a real grown up is kinda the worst, but i’ve decided i got through the terrible bits this last year. 2012 is going to be all about amazing. being present and taking care of myself. giving myself permission to make mistakes. being brave and going for it.
no new years kiss could be sweeter than the sigh of relief i’ll heave when 2011 is finally behind me.