On May 7th, 2005... I completed my education when I graduated with my B.S. in Journalism.
And yes, I realize that I have a sick way of remembering dates. It's worse than just remembering what date something important happened. I often remember exactly when unimportant things happened.
It's crazy to think of how different my life is now than it was on that day 4 years ago. Sure, I'm not using that degree I earned... but I will one day. I've been happy with where I've ended up. A degree is a degree sometimes.
I've experienced heartbreak since then. Unfortunately, more than once.
I've had a terrible job working for someone awful, but I learned from it and eventually found the one I'm in now and have been super happy for close to 3 years.
I've made new friends. I've seen friends get married. I've seen friend freaking have babies.
There's a lot of unanswered questions in my life. Will turning 26 next week feel any different than being 25? Will I be able to keep my current job for as long as I'd like to? What will my next job be? When will I meet the love of my life? When will I get to go overseas again?
I know the answers will come when the time is right. I can't say my life is what I thought it'd be at this point, but all in all I'm happy. I am blessed. I know the future will be bringing more ups and downs. Maybe things don't always go the way that I might have anticipated yesterday, a month ago, a year ago, or even four years ago.... but I think where I've ended up is pretty good. And I look forward to seeing where I end up next.