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Friday, June 13, 2014

Ten Years Ago...

A little anniversary slipped by in the beginning of May and with everything we had going on last month, I didn't even realize it.

On May 8, I graduated college TEN years ago.

A photo from my high school graduation since I couldn't find any from college...almost 15 years ago...

Um. What?!

I know that in the grand scheme of things, I'm not old, but the thought that I graduated college that long ago and it's now coming up on ten years since I started grad school makes me feel absolutely ancient. Alan and I recently saw the film Neighbors and we were totally the lame married couple with a kid, but what was even better was that there were some teenagers in there and they were babies when some of the references in the film were popular. Hoodyhoo!

Looking back, I've experienced a lot and changed a lot since college. Back then, all I wanted was to run away to England and marry a hot British boy. I still would love to run away to the British Isles, but I wouldn't trade my husband or family for anything. I would do everything I could to bring England to me since I wasn't able to go back yet. I still add little parts of Britain to my life, but I am no longer as obsessed as I was.

I wanted to go to law school for international law...yeah, well...that didn't happen. I decided to go to school for museum studies, but applied to a couple historic preservation programs just in case. My first choice was the Historical Administration program at Eastern Illinois. While I got in, I didn't get an assistantship so it was going to be a very expensive year. I did, however, get one at Ball State, the school an hour down the road from my hometown that I applied to their Historic Preservation program as a last resort. I decided at the last minute to go to Ball State and not Eastern Illinois. Little did I know how that decision would change my life...I never would've met Alan and wouldn't have my beautiful children.

It always amazes me that a seemingly innocent decision can impact your life in such an important way!

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  1. I like to say that sometimes on the way to a dream we get lost and find a better one. If we allow, I think our lives go where they are supposed to go. (And I do sometimes wonder where time goes(

  2. I wholeheartedly agree with that. And time seems to go incredibly fast once kids are in the picture. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was in grad school!

  3. hahahaha! "totally the lame couple with the kid."

  4. Isn't it amazing how some decisions can affect our lives so greatly!

  5. I'm going on my 10th year graduating from high school. It's crazy how life almost never turns out the way we imagined it lol but it's okay because we end up with something better than what we planned for ourselves!

  6. There's a girl on my Facebook that posted a Throwback Thursday photo of her senior year of high school in 2006...I was already out of college for two years. Talk about making me feel ancient!

  7. Time flies by so fast once your out of high school. I graduated from high school 19 years ago.

  8. Crazy how fast life goes...! Must mean we are having fun...

  9. Ugh....don't remind me of how long it's been! lol


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