Complacency

Have you ever thought about someone from your past and you had an image in your head of what you thought they would be today?

Now, as most of you know, Jen and I have been working on some behind-the-scenes stuff. What is it, you ask? Well I can’t reveal any of that information right now but part of this “project” we have been working on has caused us to ponder where the people that we knew 10 or 15 years ago ended up. For me, I have “created” in my mind what would be like today. Probably not the same people as they were 15 or 20 years ago because people change, right?

Except sometimes they don’t.

Complacency takes over and they are in the same place and mindset with the same lifestyle and habits that they had over a decade ago.
Now not to toot mine or Jen’s horn but we are definitely not in the same place nor in the same mindset we were 15 years ago—thank God for that. Speaking for myself, I am still a work in progress but can finally say I am proud of where I am today—considering where I was in my younger days.

Now back to being complacent. So upon doing some research for our project, we ran across some of the some of the major players in our story from back in the day. Now we all know Facebook is a place where you can find, track down, stalk anyone. Well that is just what we did. (The first one—not the latter two)

It’s midnight, Jen and I had just finished up another piece of the “project” and out of sheer curiosity we typed in a couple of names from our past. After a few minutes…Bingo! The first one was found…we think. No profile picture but everything else added up. This particular young (well, I guess now old) man hadn’t changed. He had a few strippers on his friends list and still had a particular liking for (a lot) of ladies. We are talking about an almost 50-year-old man here. Interesting.

Next stop, a young woman that we used to know. We found her and we also found her kid calling her out on Facebook, talking about the next party she’s going to and endless pictures of her with different guys. She was still the same person we knew. Nothing has changed.

Another guy we spent time with was found. This one was a big one. He was a mess—just like he was 15 years ago. The pictures said it all.
By 2 a.m. we had seen enough. We had found almost everyone. Almost.

My point? Well, if you find yourself in the same place as you were 10 or 20 years ago—maybe it’s time for a change. If you are not constantly trying to improve yourself—even is the smallest ways, well then my friend, you are complacent.
If you find yourself at 40 years old, doing the same things you were doing at 21… don’t put that shit on Facebook!

~Christin

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