Thursday, December 8, 2011

Reflecting on my 20's.

December is my favorite month because it's my birth month and Christmas along with NYE! I mean, what month gets better than that? Oh- there isn't one. I turn the BIG 3-0 in a week and I am not really sure how I feel about it. As my bosses sang Happy Birthday! to me yesterday I just sat there thinking, I feel like I have been in the my twenties FOREVER. I think that's weird to say, but I really feel that way. I am kind of excited to get out of my twenties! I believe this might be the case because really nothing has changed much the past 10 years. 
Let's reflect shall we:
20: I was in college at Texas State University dating E. I didn't have a fake ID, so I would drop off and pick up the boys from Copper Tank on 6th Street. I was the best girl friend!
21: I was taking Spanish and hating life. I vividly remember having to change my major my Junior year of college and needing four semesters of Spanish. E's dog was put to sleep due to old age. E's parents bought a home in Maine for a Summer spot. My parents began to build their dream home on an acre of land. We thought my brother was going to marry a girl he had dated forever! I finally turned 21 and began to be a lush and drink way too often.
22: I worked my tail off in school. Moved to my own apartment. My parents gave me my Mom's Cadillac Escalade; I loved it until it stopped working on I-10 going 80mph. I graduated from college with a BA double major in Sociology\Health Wellness Promotion. I was hired for my first full time job as a swim coach. E proposed right after July 4th on our boat on Lake Austin right after I had taught swimming lessons that evening. It was my dream come true!
23: Moved jobs and became a billing coordinator; hated it. Planned a wedding from out of town. Definitely wasn't bridezilla, but did have two Maid of Honors that ended up hating each other by the end of my wedding. I let my parents do our cake tasting and chose the flavoring and look of the cake. My mom had a sense of what I wanted, but I was over planning and turned it over to the two people paying for it. Short engagement. Got married to my best friend. As my Father walked me down the aisle, I remember saying "you cannot believe it." My parents didn't think I would marry the man I met on a cruise. Honeymooned in Turks and Caicos. Began saving for buying our first home.
24: New job at my current work place. We bought our first home and of course we ate potatoes and Ramen (kidding...). Re-did and decorated our home and made it our own. Continued success at drinking too much and become Beer Pong fanatics.
25: Same ole, Same ole. Dear friends we had known for years finally moved back to Austin. Made new friends, new goals and continued our life of feeling and being young. We vacationed to the Virgin Islands for two weeks and "lived" in a condo that whole time. We debated leaving Austin and moving to the Caribbean. Of course, we decided the timing was right. Worked hard and played harder.
26: Worked hard and played harder.
27: Dear friends began to get engaged. Dear friends began to move away and join the military. Vacations came and went. Football season every year was always fun. E was in the construction industry and began to hate it around this time. It was stressful and he did bad things to his body all throughout this time. 
28: Dear friends that were engaged, wed. E's best friend moved to Oklahoma and we all knew he would not be returning to Texas any time soon. E decided to open Rita's and leave the construction industry. Life became different. The partying slowed down since the money pile slowly diminished. The first time in my life I was put on somewhat of a budget. My gray hair began to grow a lot faster. I chopped off my hair. I began to embrace exercising, eating right and my body. I began to love myself.
29: Rita's. Work. Friends getting pregnant. E and I talked about pregnancy and what it would be like to be parents. Partying and fun has changed a bit in the year. Mom and Daughter trip to NYC at Christmas time...a dream come true. Life looks different as we have gotten older. Priorities have changed, but still living life to the fullest.
30: What will it bring? I cannot wait.

1 comment:

asj said...

such a great recap, 30 is going to be a great year for you I can just feel it! :)