You’ll never guess what happened.
i was sitting down eating my thanksgiving dinner sitting next to my great grandma. she was asking all kinds of questions like, how am i doing hows work, when and i going to get married, and do i ever want to have kids some day.
then she leaned in with a very serious tone and said “please dont tell me you want to be a bartender for the rest of your life. its a shitty job with shitty pay and it’ll get you no where.”
i told her no, and that I’m going back to school in the spring. she looked very excited to be hearing this. :)
she asked me what was i going to be studying, and i told her that i want to be a pilot, and that im working on getting my license right now and i hope to get into a flight program somewhere in the next year or so.
i dont think ill ever forget the look on her face when i told her all this. it was a mixture of happy and sad and i didnt understand it at first.
my nana proceeded to tell me that if i want to be a pilot, i have to fight for it and make it happen, and i should let no one stand in my way. she said i shouldn’t waste my time doing other things and that should be my main focus. she also told me that tomorrow is not guaranteed, and make it happen today.
i was shocked, she was giving me some good advice. she may be a little coo coo at time, but she had a point her. she told me to take to the skys and see the world, and do it while im young so i wont regret it later on in life.
and then i asked her if she had any regrets. it almost looked like she wanted to cry. maybe that was the wrong question to be asking an women in her mid 80s?
she leaned even close this time and said this to me:
"during the war, [WW2] hitler had just bombed england, and they were looking for soldiers all across europe. i wanted to join the british army. i was going to be a pilot. i hopped a train to paris and was on my way to england when my father found me. he dragged me home and beat the living shit out of me. i had welts the size of tennis balls. both my eyes were black. i had welts all over my body. he told me to never leave the house ever again. so i didnt. i thought to myself, ill show him. so i married an american soldier and moved 2,000 miles away. i never got the chance to become a pilot and see the world. so you go become a pilot. and ill be at your graduation. and take me when when you get your licence. im sure if me and you were the same age, we would have been best friends."
its just crazy to the think and me and my great grandma had the very same exact dream. she looked the she was on the verge of tears that whole time.
just… wow… when i think about it, its astonishing. it makes me want to work twice as hard because its no only fulfilling my dreams, hers as well.
but i am actually so proud of myself for going back to school in the spring. im so excited to finally try and make my dreams come true.
and this is how i know i made the right choice when i told sergeant mac that i didnt think the army was for me.
to infinity and beyond.
my dad kicked my brother out of the house for a week because of this stupid game
Hahahahahaa games like this tear families apart, seriously
I was thrilled with how this ended. Thrilled.
oh dont mind me just texting the slaves free
Mary is dragging me to a play tonight #boredd #killme
Neil Patrick Harris - The OUT List [x]
Its like…why dont people get this.
New Favourite reaction gif ever….