HIMYM Series 20: Life After High School (S01:E20)

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We’re almost through with the first season of “How I Met Your Mother” and I’m personally pumped for it. I’ll be taking a short break between the seasons to go over some other movies/music/art to help break up the monotony of the same thing over and over again. These blogs are still pretty rough, but they are shaping up nicely. It’s all a big learning experience. It’s going to be a short post today, but a good one, I hope.

In the 20th episode of How I Met Your Mother, Lily and Robin attend a high school prom so that they can listen to The 88, a band that Marshall proposed for the wedding. In the midst of the experience, Lily begins having second thoughts about her wedding, claiming that she was never able to do the things that she had originally set out to do.

 

Life is a big learning curve, all the time. It takes different forms every few months, but there is always something new to be gleaned from our living on this Earth. I think that it’s important to note that you won’t always get to do the things that you set out to do when you were young. I’ve written avidly since I picked up a pen, but I didn’t’ always want to be a writer. There were a couple years in the middle where my goal was to become a professional musician and tour the world with a band. That dream didn’t pan out, but I still play music every so often.

I think it’s important to note that we aren’t constricted to anything. We have the freedoms to travel around and paint and draw and write and make music and have these wonderful experiences whenever we find a window. Life isn’t the sum of all of your accomplishments. I personally think that life is about the lessons learned and journeys traveled in pursuit of those accomplishments.

Heaven knows that I have a host of them that are waiting to be checked off of my to-do list.

 

I guess, what I pulled out of this post is that we shouldn’t let the world around us get under our skin. There is nothing stopping us from doing what we want and going where we want. We all have dreams, find people who support those dreams no matter what. I’m blessed to know that my friends do. Perhaps not always in the way that I imagined they would, but I know that at the end of the day my loved ones are happy and equally proud of the things I’m trying to do. It’s important in life to surround yourself with people who love you and who want to see you accomplish all of the things you’ve been planning since high school, even if those aspirations change over time. Find those people. Love them.

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