Wow, It’s been a while.
I’m afraid I don’t even know where I should begin! In exactly a month, it’ll be a year since I last wrote something on my tumblr. Well, what a better way to sum-up the past 11 months with something that I’m really excited to tell everyone about. (The whole “uncnsrd” thing will have to wait for now.)
But yes, on to the good part!
Today, June 4th, 2012 will mark my 1 year anniversary with my Macintosh computer. [Click here for the dailybooth picture I took in the Apple store on that day] As pathetic as this may seem, this brought me to a bigger revelation. Because, on this same exact date a year ago, whilst on a shopping trip in Miami with my mother and one of my best friends, I bought a pair of white “Authentic-styled” Vans. This may not seem as much to the average person, but when I look back on the dirty, seemingly disgusting mess I call shoes now, I see a few great memories.
In the past year; I moved to a different country, changed my college major, started a new school, started living on my own and joined a fraternity. I could easily go into detail about all of the adventures I have gone through in the past year, but I’m not going to. That’s besides the point. My white Vans show me all of the great memories I’ve had throughout the past year. I’ve also dubbed them my “Party shoes” because they are generally the only shoes I wear when I go out with my friends and such.
Now, that’s great and all…but what meaning does that have?
You know how many people say, “your 20’s is while you are in the prime of your life and what-not?” Well, then I’ll do a little experiment. And, I’m doing it on myself. Generally speaking, most people tend to settle down and become more “serious” with their lives around their late 20’s. (I know this isn’t true for everyone, but stay with me here.) I want to put this to the test. When I bought those white Vans last year, I was almost 20. (by a few days.) Now, I’m almost 21. Which means, those white Vans have practically gone through my entire 20th year of living. Today, I just bought new ones. But, they have a purpose.
I’m going to measure my shoes. This may sounds insane, but just hear me out. If I wear brand new white Vans every year, starting on every June 4th ‘till I’m the age of 30, I’ll be able to measure my partying level by each year depending on how gross, nasty and discolored it is at the end of each year.
Now, this is a win-win situation. Either by the end of this experiment in 2021 every Vans will get whiter and whiter by the year; thus, confirming general thought of “the older you get, the less you go out etc.” or It will fluctuate in the level of whiteness in each year; Which could show the periods of my life that I have gone through. Either way, it’s neither wrong or right.
This isn’t fool-proof. I’ve already gotten questions like: “What’ll happen if you go to more formal events in your later 20’s?” or “What if at one point you don’t want to wear Vans shoes anymore?” The beauty in this is, that it will give an answer in any way. If I stop wearing them as often or stop wearing them all together, It will show the level and/or stage(s) of my life that I’ve gone through.
Funny thing is, anyone can participate. And, if you have old shoes laying around you can apply this experiment right now! Just try it! (I could seriously go on for ages about this, but alas, I’ve got other things to do.)
So, let’s see how far I get with this experiment. One things for sure, I’ve definitely got this year ahead of me!