Another marker of time...

I've got an anniversary coming up here of some pretty big significance. I don't remember the exact date. Maybe one of my former classmates does. June 7th perhaps? At any rate, it's close to right now. And as the school year is wrapping up in the districts around me, it's got my mind going more and more...you see, it has pretty much officially been 10 years since I graduated from high school.

10 years???

How the heck did that happen? Wasn't I just 18 the other day? Or 20? 21? Wasn't it just yesterday that I graduated from college? Got my first job? Got married?

In many ways though, it does feel like 10 years have gone by, especially looking back on all that has happened in 10 years. And I can safely say I'm proud of who I am now, of what I've done with my life so far.

I'm blessed to still have close friends from school in my life, friendships that have lasted more years than I can count anymore! Through the magic of Facebook I've managed to also stay in touch with alot of other classmates to see where they are now and what they're doing. And much like myself, I'm happy to see so many of them are also doing well, doing good things in the world.

Do I ever miss those carefree days? On occasion. When I feel like I don't want to be an adult for a little bit. I miss acting in plays and musicals sometimes. Playing in the band. But, for the most part, I'm happy to be "Grown up" and where I am now. I cherish my memories and smile when I look back for the most part.

The best thing that came out of high school? Dating Nate. Clearly. I still can't believe how lucky I am to be married to my high school sweetheart. As I've said before, we grew together as we grew up. It could've easily gone the other way, but thankfully it didn't. And I'm proud of the person he's become today as well.

So on to the next 10 years. Who knows what the future will hold? I had no clue back then, and I have no clue now, but I will continue my journey taking life one day at a time and following the words my parents posted in my senior "baby" yearbook message - "Trust in God and trust in yourself." These words have served me well so far!


Julie said...

Thank you for your post. Sometimes I feel the same way. I don't feel my age. Sometimes I still feel like that 18 year old girl who has no clue. As the saying goes... if I only knew then what I know now(I would have done a lot of things differently).
10 years...wowza!

Gina said...

10 years...how come that makes me feel old now? I can't believe how much has changed in my life in the past 10 years. 10 years ago I was worried about going to the U and not worried about marriage or kids. Now...working on making a family. Crazy!!!

Jes said...

To the past ten years, and the next ten years!! I'll toast to that! :) I'm glad we are where we are <3

simplicity said...

10 years FLEW by! (And I think we graduated on June 6? My open house was on June 10 and that was a Sat...so I'm just thinking that?)