10 Years In the Past

I thought it would be fun to discuss what has changed in 10 years, since I have told you what will happen in the next 10 years.  I didn’t even think about this when I wrote my last blog 10 Years From Now.   So, it’s kind of funny how things happen.

10 years ago I was getting ready for my high school graduation.  Or had already had it.  I can’t remember what day it was.  All I know is that tonight I will be going to my 10 high school reunion.

First of all, where the heck did all that time go??  Seriously, I feel like it was just a few years ago that I finished high school.  Which of course had me thinking of all the things I have done since I left the crummy halls of hell…I mean high school.

I have become more confident, that’s for sure.  And while I am still working on my confidence, it’s loads better than it was 10 years ago.  I can walk through a store with my head held high.  I can laugh out loud.  I can go to clubs and dance when a good song comes on.  I can even look at a cute guy!  Though, looking is as far as I get.

In 2006 I graduated from college with an associates degree in Computer Science.  I then moved on to try and find other things to do.  I studied vet assistance, radiology, and paralegal, until I decided to go back to get my bachelors degree in Computer Science.

I have written two books.  Though, if I had been a little harder on myself I could have written more.  I know how to bake and cook…but so do all the other girls because most of them have families.

I am actually afraid of my high school reunion.  I feel like I have not done enough to take up those 10 years that I have been out of high school.  Most of these people I went to school with have great jobs, kids, spouses, a mortgage.  I still live at home with my parents, broke as a joke, and still stumbling through life.  I feel like I have nothing to show for my 10 years out of high school.

I didn’t even lose weight like I wanted to.  I’m only 5 pounds lighter than I was in high school.  Also, my skin decided to flare up this week and my acne looks just as bad.  Maybe instead of going I will just hide out in my bedroom.  Although, I did buy some really cute shoes for the party.  I wish I had been a little more diligent in my life.

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One thought on “10 Years In the Past

  1. christinajavete says:

    Hi, Heather! You have done plenty! You have a college degree! How many people can say that?? You worked really hard for it, be proud of it, girl! I understand how you can feel inadequate when you size yourself up to others, but just know that everyone feels like they can always be better, or have it better. You are enough and I’m sure lots of people will be happy to see you!

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