Wednesday, May 28, 2008

What have I been doing?

April writing...

*Sorry to Sarah* who has been patiently (?) waiting for my Blog. I told her I was working on one, like an hour ago. And I was. It was talking about the "BIG" plans that we had for our home. I was going to include pictures and ideas...but Google images was making me mad and finding me NOTHING that I wanted to include in my blog. So I deleted that one and I starting over again. And I am going to take Lindsey's "10 years ago" Challenge. She took a look back (after a recent birthday) to where she was 10 years ago. So being that I just passed another birthday's my past...

She asks "10 years ago you were..."? And here are my answers (these years seem fuzzy to me, so some of these may have been in the year or so before or after the age of 17, haha!) I guess I need some 'ginkoloba' as my husband calls it.

10 years ago I was 17 years old. Which means...
  • I was finishing up my Junior year of High School. (blech, no I do NOT want to go back, thank you.)
  • I was nearing the end of the 2nd year of my 5 year relationship with my first boyfriend. Lots of memories there...lots of lessons learned, but I wouldn't change a bit of it.
  • I had my first kiss.
  • I believe it was this summer that I became the Director of the Alternative Student Ministries Drama Ministry, boy did I love that. (those were the days when all the kids showed up for practice and took it seriously. I would love to have that back!)
  • I was a member of the Praise and Worship team for Youth Church.
  • I couldn't stand Cory. (who knew he would be my husband :) )
  • I had yet to start driving, I was secretly really afraid of it...and afraid of the stick shift that I knew I would have to learn how to drive.
  • I hadn't had my first job yet.
  • I thought I would marry my boyfriend at that time...or at least a pastor (which he was going to be).
  • I started really enjoying my parents...and not enjoying my little sisters. ha. (sorry guys)
  • I believe it was right before I turned 17 when my 2nd hamster "Roo" died.
  • I went on my 2nd missions trip, this one was to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

Gosh, I can't really remember much else. I remember truly enjoying these years...I had a happy and extremely easy childhood and teenage years. Although I wouldn't want to go back, because I have learned so much and been through so much that I appreciate life more now. I think we all kind of took advantage of how easy it was back then. No bills, no expectations at work, no paying for GAS, no real life planning. Health problems, losing loved ones and life's disappointments seemed so far away. I remember thinking how easy it would be to start a family, who knew it would take me 3+ years just to get pregnant. I wanted to believe that me and my friends would be the closest friends...forever. I was extremely driven and was ready to try anything! Life changes alot and I am very happy about where I am...but every now and then it is interesting to look back and see where we have come from.

Where have you come from? 10 years ago you were...


Brittany said...

....I was 14. Not too many memories of anything cool and fun happening to me there. So I will just wait for another 4 years to give you a 10 year update. Though I guess I could do a five year. Interesting. It is always amazing to see how far we have come. Especially when we were teens. I was thinking the other day about when a relationship ended for me and remembering how terribly heartbroken I was and thinking that I would never get over it. But now, I can't even remember what it felt like. Aren't we silly sometimes?

- Sarah :-) said...

I agree, Brittany - especially girls! EVERYTHING is WAY magnified in our minds at the time, right?! Talk about tunnel vision!

And I was only 12 - I got nothin'! Umm... I was finishing up 7th grade?! And... I think that's it. I don't even remember what 7th grade was like. Except that I think I was FINALLY allowed to stop wearing those HORRIBLE forsaken coke-bottle glasses. Mom - what were you thinking??

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