I graduated in 1998. The year 2012 was not even on my radar at the time.
It’s not that I somehow didn’t think I’d make it to 2012, it’s that I didn’t even have the year 2012 on the spectrum of possibility.
I was thinking a lot about that as I drove home from the city the other night after taking this amazing young man’s senior pictures. As an 18 year old, what could I have possibly been able to predict about my life 14 years later? Nothing. Seriously… nothing. Because the life of an 18 year old is so centered on the “here and now”, and why shouldn’t it be? 18 year olds have the world at their fingertips. They’re blasting out the doors of their high schools for the very last time, running full-speed into the promising unknown. There’s an undeniable energy that radiates from any 18 year old who’s about to fly out of the nest, and it’s downright inspiring.
This session was an experience a bit off the beaten path for me, but it reminded me of what it felt like to be teetering on the fence between past and future.
and I loved every minute of it…
Good luck Jordan!!!