I always pictured/compared my life and my friends life as trains on parallel tracks.
Me and my friend met in the first year of my senior school/high school.
We got through half of the first year before I fell ill for the first time, had surgery, went back to school, fell ill again, more surgery... And so on.
I always pictured our lives as trains. When we met, me were running at the same speed. Illness comes along leading to surgery, that is like my train hitting a wall. His train carries on. Then the same with further ops. By now his train is steamiing ahead. In ther words his life has blossomed way ahead of mine.
He is getting married in June, I haven't even got a girlfriend ;).
Recently, I thought a little differently on the analogy thingy.
Me and my friend were like two formula one cars instead. Same thing with the trains, I hit a wall/undergo surgery, his car zooms off.
So I am staggering behind and going to Headway is like my car is in the pits and they are repairing me.
So I may have lost the race, he has probably lapped me a few times now but I don't care.
I am taking life how it suits me more than anything.
And girlfriends... Well I can think about that in my own time but at least I don't have any financial issues :)... YET.