Thursday, May 7, 2009

Four Years Ago

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.


Thomas Bussiere said...

It’s the challenges and mysteries that life throws at us that makes us stronger and coming back for more. Live like you run – With purpose.

Running and living said...

OK, about the FIRST program. I was at about 20-25 miles/week when I started the FIRST program. This was perfect, because the first couple of weeks are low mileage, I think 25. Workouts are tough, and I think it is key to figure out the marathon pace to train for. If you have the book, they tell you how to do that. Good luck and feel free to ask me any questions!

Sounds like you are going through many transitions right now. Life has a way to work out for the best. You are young, and maybe the stress with the job is a good one, and it will motivate you to go for that publishing job, or whatever else you dream of! Good luck, Ana-Maria

Nicole said...

Life is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what your gonna get! :)

Sharneysrun said...

All the changes and challenges you are facing right now will make you so much stronger, girl. And all the tears will make all your victories that much more priceless! Hang in there, girl - your pot of gold is waiting at the end of your rainbow :-)

Sharneysrun said...

I meant "precious" not priceless- sorry!!

J said...

Life can be uncertain at times but a birthday is the time to celebrate your life! Enjoy your birthday!

d.a.r. said...

I think being mid-twenties is really challenging sometimes because of all of the uncertainties, but you are surely embracing them and all of your blessings!