Sunday, January 3, 2010

Start of a New Decade

I've been a little slow lately. Maybe all the holiday celebrating wore my brain out. It wasn't until New Years Day that it finally dawned on me that not only were we starting a new year but also a new decade. It got me to thinking about where I was 10 years ago. How far I've come since then and yet the time passed by in a blink.

Ten years ago this past New Years Eve, I was a young mom of 27. I had a nine month old baby boy, had only been at my new part time job for 3 months, and to celebrate my new years eve??? My best friend and her hubby were visiting from Florida to ring in the new year with us. That's only the second one we've spent together since we were little girls living in Hazelwood Ct. I don't have any jaw dropping stories of ringing in the New Millenium for you. I was a very sleep deprived mom need I remind you and my very best friend was early in her first pregnancy. Let's just say her and my bathrooms became very well acquainted during that trip. We didn't quite make it until the stroke of twelve but I vaguely remember being roused from my slumber at midnight by firecrackers and other noises. Then I was back to dreamland for a short time, until Drew was ready to eat.

In a lot of ways, I feel like a whole different person now than I was then. It is true that "with age comes wisdom" but I also know I have different views, different passions, different dreams than I did 10 years ago. I'm happy with the place I'm in, I'm very blessed. But I'm not completely happy with certain things about myself. As always, I am a work in progress and I look forward to seeing where I am 10 years from now.


Mom said...

Sometimes 10 years doesnt seem very long-but looking at your changes-WOW. Matt was into his 2nd semester of QU, and Nate in 8th grade.......John and I were still old......

Mom again said...

ok the old brain was off on Matt-he was OUT of QU in his first year at Blessing.......sorry going back 10 years is hard

Sandra Carvalho said...

Happy New Year hon!!!!
Wishing you all the best!!!

Dianna said...

I remember...your soup saved me that trip.
We've both gone through some changes haven't we? Just wish we were closer together so we could help each other through them all. I love and miss you so much!