Over the weekend, I went on a church retreat with about 11 girls to Edisto Island.
Diary of a 20-Something
Weekly column by M.M. Cochran
Oddly enough, during my time as a journalist, I have interviewed more than one person who was once in a traveling circus––that’s more than I ever anticipated interviewing from a circus!
Y’all know that stomach bug going around? It sucker punched me on Wednesday night and had me in a choke hold till Thursday at about 9 p.m., when I crashed from exhaustion.
The Sabbath––the seventh day.
The day of rest before starting a work week all over again.
Here’s some not-very-restful news: until this past Sunday, I hadn’t taken a day of rest in…I actually don’t know how long. Months, probably.
I grew up playing piano. Ten years of lessons, from age 8 to 18.
On Sunday night, I went to a friend’s surprise birthday dinner at a nice little Asian place on Pelham.
I didn’t know anyone at the party except the birthday girl and her boyfriend, as well as my boyfriend, so I was surrounded by a bunch of couples who I had never met. You know the situation.
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day––they had passed in a frenzy of glittery necklaces, loud, golden horns that blasted through midnight, and women in velvety dresses.
When I was about seven years old, my dad took a business trip to Atlanta.
For a few days, I was home with my mom and older sister. It was summertime, I believe, because I wasn’t in school, and I starkly remember being in shorts and a tank top for most of that time Dad was gone.
At the end of every year, I start thinking about how I can change up my column––my theme, my points, my angles.
My first year at my first newspaper, it was titled “From College to Real World.” My second year was called, “The Rest of My Life.”
Year three was called (see above) “Diary of a 20-something.”
My favorite show is Friends, if you don’t recall from my column last October when Matthew Perry passed away.
Though watching the show is kind of sad for me now, it’s still my favorite sitcom, and I relate to it a lot these days.