10 years. To me that seems like a lifetime ago! I remember in high school teachers would ask you, "Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What will you be doing?" and at the time... wow, that would seem like forever from then.... And even now, if someone were to ask me, "Where do you see yourself in 10 year? What will you be doing?" I honestly don't know... I know one thing for sure-- I will have a TEN year old little girl and hopefully some younger siblings too! Its hard to think that far in advance but yet when I look back on 10 years ago, from today, it seems almost like it was yesterday- okay, maybe more like last week or month.
10 years ago today, I got up early in the morning -- if I had even slept any the night before- my family and I had driven to one of the loveliest places on earth, Waco, TX! This morning we were fighting the crowd and unpacking all of my "stuff" and moving me in to my dorm to begin my freshman year of college at BAYLOR UNIVERSITY!! Little did I know that the next few years would literally change my life and be some of the fondest memories of my life!
|my awesome roomie, Jessica|
I remember, things were very different 10 years ago... believe it or not there wasn't facebook or twitter. We had AIM and that was about it... okay, we had xanga too (remember that!?) where I kept an online "journal" much like this modern day blog I have now.
|one of the "culdies" and a best friend, Jen (we all lived in a "culdesac" on our hall - hence the nickname "culdies") Jen has a daughter, Molly, the same age as Raleigh Grace :)|
|Pamela (Jen's roomate) , Me, and Ranna|
So many things are running through my head from my freshman year of college I can't even put it into words... Really, I can't. I love my family but I was so happy when they dropped me off and left... so happy to finally be on my own!! I remember meeting my wonderful roommate for the first time- I had only talked to her via letters and pictures we sent each other. I remember meeting the rest of my hall mates- all of our doors shut automatically but I remember we all had them propped open so we could meet everyone!! I wish I remembered more details of that year and that day! I do remember that this was before the Baylor Science Building was built, before the new parking deck was built by collins, before the panhellenic building, before the new Brooks dorm and before the North Village Community, and many other thing! I lived for Dr. Pepper hour and loved walking around campus and going to common grounds. I did not have a car my first semester, neither did my roommate or many of the other girls on my hall so it was always fun trying to figure out how we were going to get to the grocery store or wal-mart! We had so much fun spending afternoons hanging out in the lobby of the dorm or even sitting on the walls in our hall. We had the best hall!
|Dinner at crickets|
|Dinner at Shulaks or something like that in West, TX (Brittany, Jackie, Tanya - who also went to hs with me and has a daughter RG's age too, and Jen)|
It was such a magnificent year and to think that it all began 10 years ago today.
|AXO foam crush!|
|My birthday party at Blakes apartment|
If you want to read a little of how the year "ended" that freshman year -- here is a little excerpt from my xanga all those many moons ago!
May 5, 2003: