It’s Family Day today. Happy Family day all!
This is a good one for me. For the first time since its inception, I’m home and don’t have to work—meaning I get to actually spend the day with my family.
We actually started it out last night, with a family bowling outing. It was actually pretty awesome—all of us were at least decent at the actual bowling, and Prime Time had a bar and kitchen. PERFECT.
Anyways, although I didn’t win, it was still fun. Then we came home and played cribbage. Yes, normally it’s a max-four-person-game, but we tweaked it so it worked for five.
All in all, it was a fun evening. Today, for actual Family Day, we’re going to celebrate by all sleeping in until early afternoon, then who knows what will ensue?
Seriously though, family is kind of important, I guess. I wouldn’t be where I was today without my parents—and not just because they created me; no, their support (and sometimes money) has been invaluable (or a specific value I needed) and never lacking. Back in grade 12 I planned on returning for a victory lap, and my parents supported it. At the last minute, I realized it wasn’t right for me and quickly decided to go to university—my parents supported me. I told them I wanted to be a journalist.
I know you guys love pictures, so here’s one of Mom and Dad
They cringed, but supported me nonetheless. My dad even said I could always come back and live with them if I was short on cash.
When I decided to take a couple of weeks off work and go backpacking, I had the support. When I recently suggested I may just move to the UK and try to find a job there, I had support and reassurances that, should I fail to establish a life there, I was always welcome back home. Right now I have so many doors open, and feel as if I can do anything, go anywhere I want, and it’s all because of my parents’ support.
So thank you.
The next most important family member is my dog, Bailey. She makes me feel good because she acts so happy whenever I come into a room. She’s really nice.
My puppy, Bailey
Then there are my siblings. I have a brother and a sister, both younger, both kind of annoying. But they’re family, and sometimes alright.
It’s cool to have people to talk to when you can’t tell your parents, or people who’ll have you’re back when you’re doing something you can’t tell your parents, or even to blame something on when you’ve done something you can’t tell your parents. They’re more bearable now, since I don’t have to share a car with them and typically don’t see them much more than once a month or so.
I can’t think of any moments off the top of my head, but I’m sure they’ve contributed in a positive way to my life at some point, so thanks, guys.
Me, sister, brother, a shark and some guy
If you’re unable to be with your family today, don’t fret. There’s this thing called Skype if you can’t call them or text them—maybe you can get in touch that way? If not, remember, ‘family’ can extend outside of your immediate family. Grab some friends and enjoy the day off work.
The fam in Mexico
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PS. For those of you keeping track of those goals I set for myself: I finished the rough draft of my short story yesterday. The rules of the competition say it can’t be published, though, so I’m hesitant to put it on here, seeing as I don’t know if that counts as publishing. But I did finish it, I swear. Today I start prepping for my MuchMusic VJ audition, and later on this week my brother and I are going to do our Amazing Race Audition. Exciting!