Last weekend marked the 5 year anniversary of taking the plunge into adult-hood by throwing up our black mortar boards, taking a splash in the fountain, & sweltering in polyester robes whilst listening to a really terrible semi-famous NPR anchor talk about … um I can’t remember.
So much has changed from age 21 to (almost) 27. I got my first job, bought a condo, enjoyed the single life, met my other half, enjoyed life as a 20-something, had some ups and down, made it for nearly a year after a lay-off doing odds and ends, found a new job, got engaged to someone I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with and began planning a wedding. I’ve grown into a person I’m proud to be.
It was wonderful to take a few steps back this past weekend and have some “old times” (I forgot how good cheese sticks are at midnight) with my favorite girls. We chit chatted (and I discovered a reader, Hi A!!), giggled, danced, sang, & enjoyed each other’s company. We visited our freshman year dorm rooms where we lived when we met 9 years ago in August. I loved the blast from the past but it really made me happy to be in the present.
Tonight marks the first of the celebrations for the little sisters of The Badger & me. They are both graduating from High School in the next few weeks and will head to college to make memories that they too will relive 9 years from now …