How Things Change
A year ago I was planning this blog.
I sat down and thought about all the good reasons I had to chronicle the twentyfifth year of my life so that when I hit that dreaded quarter-century mark I would have less reason to freak out.
I thought it would be fun to look back in many years at what I was doing at age 24 — what I thought was important, who I spent my time with, what defined fun.
Turns out it’s been fun to look back only one year later, and it turns out that quite a bit has changed.
In the last year, I’ve captured some major life events
- the celebration of my 24th birthday
- my maid of honor duties for the BFF
- thundersnow 2k11
- my first — and so far only — photography class
- Hugh’s 25th birthday superhero bash
- a catastrophe in Japan and an ensuing paper crane craze
- trips to San Francisco, Charleston, Blacksburg, Chicago, Tulsa, Florida, Rhode Island, and the beaches of North Carolina of course
- an impulse decision and commitment to run a 10K
- a new job
- a new apartment
- a big question and a new adventure.
All of those things have happened since November 22, 2010. How things can change in a year…
I used to crawl out of bed sometime on Saturday morning, ask Rebecca to make me coffee, then sit on the couch in my PJs as long as there was something entertaining on TV.
Now I wake up early on Saturday mornings, clean the kitchen, do laundry, have my coffee and work on (what else) wedding stuff. During the week, I stop for one drink after work and head directly home to bed. I grocery shop with a boy and for a boy’s appetite. I play Bunco with a bunch of girls once a month.
At one point I loved this blog so much that I never wanted it to end. I wanted to write every day and take pictures and post them every day. I’m realizing (since my last post was a month ago) that I just don’t have time anymore. But that’s a good thing, because this blog has served its purpose. I got to write about being 24, making hard decisions like what to have for lunch, spending time with my family while it’s still just the four of us and galavanting around with as little responsibility as I’ll ever have.
This is what life is like as I face turning 25 in just a few days and I just really couldn’t be happier.