House of Rock futures

A post that’s a little more serious than usual.

The future of the House of Rock is to be discussed. With Jesse’s girlfriend Alicia’s acceptance into medical school, there’s a good chance that within the next year or two our resident bass playing rockstar may soon be moving to follow her if she journey’s to another part of the country. I’m not too concerned because I think we’re still at least a year out from such fates. But it did make me start thinking about friendships.

There are some friendships that, no matter how strong originally, seem to fade as soon as it becomes inconvenient to hang out. It may be more of a personality thing than a friendship thing, I’m not sure. There are a ton of people that I don’t see nearly as much as I’d like. Shaun McQuaid, RickRichter, Kurt, Steve, Ted B, Evie definitely – maybe Micah (<- joke), the list goes on. I think we conform to our surroundings. I think a new environment replaces the previous environment. It is unfortunate. While the surroundings are replaced, the friends of past become harder to see... and it leaves a vacancy. I've filled mine with climbing, kung fu, guitar, and grad school. But it still stings. As I stand looking forward, I can't help but wonder what's in store. Eventually JonAbad, Jesse, Mark, and Liz will leave the House of Rock. Eventually I'll leave the House of Rock... move on to a new environment, and immerse myself in a new circle of friends and family and while I know that I'll rock hard wherever I go and always have fun, I'm anxious about it. It's a little overwhelming.

3 thoughts on “House of Rock futures

  • 2/16/2006 at 10:13 am

    Mike I have struggled with this since I graduated. Not only does it suck that everyone moves away, I’ve found it quite difficult to make new friends. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one thinking aobut these things.

  • 2/16/2006 at 2:20 pm

    You’re definitely not alone. Life seems a bit blank sometimes, like there’s too little to grasp on to… despite a very full schedule for each of us. I also think as we twenty-somethings begin to have to deal with more serious life issues: jobs, bills, housing… it becomes harder to find self fulfilment.


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