Friday, May 14, 2010

Look How Far I've Come!

So now that I have taken a look back at where I was 10 years ago on the verge of turning 20, here are some things I have done over the last 10 years:

- Moved a total of 6 times- back when I was 19 I didn't even own any furniture.  Now I have a whole house full of stuff!

- Lived with a boyfriend for a very short period of time before I made him get a place of his own...we were too young to be playing house!

- Graduated college with a 3.3 GPA

- Worked for a total of 7 different companies in the following positions (some of these were for the same company):
Customer Service Rep.
Telephone Sales Rep.
Quality Assurance Monitor
Marketing Analyst/Advertising Coordinator
Marketing Coordinator and Store Support
Marketing Programs Supervisor
Product Marketing Manager
Marketing Coordinator
and now Promotional Content Writer!

-Gained and Lost a lot of weight over the years

-Had many different haircuts - but now I know what I like!

-Bought a house!

-Kissed a lot of frogs but haven't found my prince yet

-Kept in touch with lots of friends, but also lost some along the way

-Got Baptized

-Taken several awesome vacations to places like St. Thomas, Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman, and many many more!

-Been to a TON of weddings and in a total of 6- Maid of Honor twice! and by the way...I have never worn one single bridesmaid dress after the stop telling me I can wear it again.

-Leased a new convertible- I will never lease a car again, but it was a fun car to have for a few years

-Bought one of my dream cars

-Sold my car I'd had since high school

- Had many different roommates and learned a lot from each of them

- Had a lot of hangovers

- Had a lot of nights I will never forget!

I found something in an old journal I wrote when I graduated college...

Things I have learned in college:
1. People are really all about themselves

2. Everybody has something from their past or something inside them or something about them that makes them just a little bit messed up (or a lot messed up)

3.You have to be happy and comfortable with your home or else your whole life will be miserable

4. DO NOT put liquid dish washing detergent in the dishwasher

5. The human body can still function on very little sleep, it's just a matter of getting out of bed.

6. Everyone should live with no TV for at least a week so they can see just how productive they really can be

7. When you form a relationship with someone, any kind of relationship- friendship, lover, roommate, etc., you will have to deal with all their shit.  So before you make a commitment to the relationship, make sure their shit isn't unbearable.

8. Don't build your life around someone else.

I think I had learned a lot over those 4.5 years and I know I have learned a lot since then.  It is just amazing to look back sometimes to remind yourself just how far you've really come.

What are some good life lessons you have learned over the years?


Sam said...

"don't build your life around someone else" is a great one. I've learned that you don't have to be the best at the trade, you just have to know how to sell yourself and be a great speaker in order to get the job. I'm still figuring out how best to "sell myself" before I apply for jobs. I'm nervous!

woodlandsblonde said...

I really like this post - sounds like life has been a bit of a roller coaster- but its seems like you're coming in to your own & things are clicking.

I get a lot of good advice out of your posts - thank you. I felt like I was building my life around someone else and all their shit recently...but my life needs just the same attention. :)

Valentina said...

Ha! #8 don't build your life around someone else is brilliant advice everyone needs to listen to!

Great post!