Thursday, January 8, 2015

'23' by Kalyn RoseAnne Livernois

Kalyn RoseAnne

Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence. Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting. And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mom’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either. There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened every day and arms that were never for anyone else. But just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign. When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old. When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now. The song is over. The coffee’s done. You’re going to breath in and out. You’re going to be fine in about five minutes. 

Discovering stuff like this just makes me so happy that the internet happened.



Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing :)

Sophie Lily said...

This is beautiful <3 || Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

Taylor DuVall said...

Wow - I'm 23 and this brought me to tears. Thank you for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful - I will be ordering the book come payday. Beautiful sentiments, stunning writing. Thank you for sharing

Fatema said...

Such a wonderful piece of prose! Really relatable to those in their 20s, just starting their adult lives. Really beautiful!

Kiera Ashleigh said...

Completely understand this! Growing up is such a weird experience. Thank you.

Isabelle B said...

This is really sweet and so true, I just turned 21 and so many little things I do make me realise I'm not 16 anymore and it's hard to be older and also the most fun I've ever had in my life!

Just found your blog, it's lovely ❤

Bella xox

Check out my blog? ❤

Jana | One Drawing A Day said...

oh goodness-so true. And then when your parents move from your childhood home-it changes everything.

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