[Exile Adventures is my way of chronicling my trip to America with the purpose of finding what I want to do with my life and what it is about.]
I went to a hot topic topic today. To those unfamiliar, it is like American Blvd back home.
I remember loving that store and dreaming I could shop there everyday. It is very much my high school paradise. Everything there reminded me of certain things I wish I had when I was in HS.
Seeing it for the first time in 5 years, it is now different. Not because the store changed some of the things they sell but because the emo punk scene kid in me is dying. I am actually laughing at some of the things I used to think were cool.
I see this as a manifestation of me growing up.
On August 20, Blink 182 is going to chicago.
I want to see them live. There are some songs that are perfect for what you are experiencing with your life.
I was in high school. I was alone, down, and looking for my identity.
One day my sister walked in holding a Blink CD. First thing she played was dammit.
It taught me that to grow up means to rely on your own. I forgot about that through the years. The reason my parents sent me here to Chicago is to realize how to be on my own. 10 years on, they are still right.
I now have a chance to see them live especially now that I am applying what the song taught me 10 years ago.
I can’t wait to see my favorite band singing my favorite song live :)
The punk boy in me maybe dying and I’m turning into an adult but that doesn’t mean that one stops from growing up. Never stop growing up :)