Tuesday, September 17, 2013

a brief history of me

I saw that Robin and Ashley (and probably a few others who I am forgetting) recently did this post looking at their histories and I wanted to take a look at my history, too. I have an awful memory so this was pretty tough for me!

Ten years ago...

  • I was 18 and started College.
  • I had my first "real" boyfriend and subsequent first "real" breakup.
  • I spent my birthday watching Waiting to Exhale at a friend's house which took our high school friendship into the college years.
  • I got my first job at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
  • I finally started driving regularly (I hated and still hate driving and waited to get my license, mostly by choice!)

Eight years ago...

  • I was 20 and still working on my degree full-time.
  • I worked in radio and got to meet celebrities.
  • I spent my nights and weekends with radio friends going to clubs and being young and carefree.
  • I worked as a nanny for a short time for kids who were 14 and 16... awkward!
  • I was in a long distance relationship that didn't work out.
Just hanging out with Hootie and the Blowfish at work one day, no big deal haha. Which one did Monica on Friends make out with, do ya think?

Five years ago...

  • I was 23 and done with school!
  • Andrew and I got engaged that year! (story here)
  • I had my first big girl job, which I absolutely hated.
  • We adopted Bauer.
  • I channelled all my extra energy into wedding planning.

Three years ago...

  • I was 25.
  • I got married and went on a honeymoon that left the both of us incredibly sick.
  • We went to three whirlwind weddings in three months in three cities and I got to experience NYC for the first time.
  • I took care of my extremely sick husband after his appendix burst... six months after our wedding!
  • My father-in-law moved in with us while we were still newlyweds... and stayed for six months.
In Brooklyn

Two years ago...

  • I was 26.
  • We lost one of our dogs (sad story here).
  • We celebrated our first anniversary by visiting tons of wineries in Texas.
  • I traded in the car that got me through college for one that is supposed to get me through the rest of my 20s and beyond.
  • I spent my first Christmas away from "home" visiting my father-in-law in Delaware.
Texas can be pretty too!

So far, this year...

  • I spent most of the year being 28 (my birthday is next month).
  • I got to attend my first professional development conference in Chicago.
  • I travelled to the US Supreme Court for work and made the most of my time in DC.
  • I started blogging and met so many great ladies!
  • We looked seriously into putting our house on the market

Some years were hard to remember and I could have written a novel on others (2008 and 2010 were good, especially!) What's your history like?


  1. i love it! but damn, 8 yrs ago i was 30! i'm an old hag :(

  2. I waited to get my license and still hate driving too! I think Tony feels like my chauffeur most weekends :)

    Your radio job sounds like it was awesome! It's amazing where ten years will take us. So many happenings and so many changes.

  3. I'd love to read a story of the radio times! That sounds awesome! I might steal this post too :P

  4. Love it! I'm with Kathy, 8 years ago I was 28. hahaha

  5. Aw! We did the same kind of post! :)
    You met Hootie/Darius?! So cool.

    First job at BBB? Like or hate?

    And I love seeing at old pics of you. Too cute!

  6. This is a cool idea, I might have to borrow it!

    Wow to your father-in-law for 6 months...not sure I could handle that!

  7. Thank you for joining in! I enjoyed reading this. I want to visit Texas sometime. I would like to see some of the smaller towns there.

  8. oh I love this idea for a post! what a great way to look back on your life!

    hope 2013 is a great year for you & that 2014 will be even better :)

  9. Ooh, this is a really fun post! I loved reading these random facts about you, most of which I didn't know! Isn't it crazy to think how much things can change so quickly?

  10. I'm sorry to hear about your honeymoon leaving you sick!

    I find it so neat that you used to work in radio. It sounds fun (though I'm sure it wasn't always!).

  11. Walt would be so jealous that you met Hootie. He's from SC like they are. I think anyone from SC is an automatic Hootie fan :) What other celebs did you meet? It sounds like the "in sickness and in health" part of your marriage was tested early :) I'm glad he was ok!

  12. What happened on your honeymoon?

  13. I might have to spend my first Christmas away this year and I am super nervous about it!


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