Everybody’s Changing

The song by Keane says it so well.

But everybody’s changing
And I don’t feel the same

I mentioned on Twitter recently that my parent’s house is up for sale. This is the house I lived in from age 11 until I moved out officially at 24. This is the house I consider to be the house I grew up in. So much of my life happened here and even though I knew this was coming I didn’t realize how sad it would make me.

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Here was my bedroom when I was in high school and made out with boyfriends in for hours.

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The family room where I had so many of my parties, a few of them when my parents weren’t home.

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Where the pool used to be, I wish I’d enjoyed the pool more before they got rid of it last year. I did get a chance to appreciate skinny dipping in it once…

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The kitchen where I got a late night snack sometimes and where also some “Sex on the Beach” drinks were made during a party and one sad batch of pot brownies.

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The living room where I oftened watched General Hospital after work and took the occasional nap.

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The jacuzzi, so many stories can be told about this. There is one story in particular I’d like to forget but cannot.

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I’m going to make a point to spend some time there this summer as I don’t go there much anymore. I knew my parents wouldn’t keep this house forever and it’s time to say goodbye but it’s still hard.