Was just thinking about the fact that it's already been 15 years since I've graduated from high school. Oh my gosh, I AM OLD! Where did all those years go? It just doesn't even seem possible that all of that time has passed...it was like the blink of an eye. It is true that the older you get, the quicker time flies by. But my, have there been a million changes in my life since then. Take a look and see...these are some of my milestones...
1990 got my first full-time job, and am still employed there
1992 got married
1993 had my first son
1994 lost my mom
1995 had my second son
2002 went back to school
2003 left the ex
2003 met my current love
2005 lost my dad
My life, as is everyone else's after 15 years, has completely changed. While I miss so many things like; hanging with Peanutt every day after school (eating our wonderful combo of Cool Ranch Doritos, Hershey bars, and drinking Mountain Dew), watching Santa Barbara, playing Atari...LOL I miss my WHOLE family being together all the time. (It's very rare for ALL of us to hang out anymore). I miss my mom making me some of my fav. dinners....fried chicken and pork chops, spaghetti (mine are all very good...but they just aren't moms!) I miss just cruising around after school, and going to the park EVERY SINGLE DAY! Sometimes, I miss NOT having responsibilities dammit. Kids never realize just how good they have it! I certainly never thought twice about it! Until I grew up...
Now, I realize that my mom was very strict for a reason. I realize that you have to work hard for anything and everything that you want out of life. I now see, that even though there are many trials and tribulations throughout the course of your life...you get back, in tenfold the effort you had to put forth.
I've accomplished alot these past 15 years! Have learned alot too. I've learned that I can make it all by myself. That I don't have to EVER settle for something that doesn't make me truly happy. That, no matter how bad it may seem, there will always be a light at the end of the tunnel.
I have 2 wonderful little boys...a man that I'm very much in love with...the truest and most loving friends...the list goes on...
So, I guess my little evaluation of where I'm at and where I've been, just proved that my life ain't so bad. In fact, it's pretty damn good!
Have a great weekend everyone!!!