Monday, October 10, 2011

We've changed.

All of us from high school have grown up and changed.  Recently I have been back in touch with some friends from high school that grew apart after graduation.  Some of us are married, others have kids, others are in their last year of college, we almost all work, and the majority of us are in relationships.  It has both it's good and bad moments reconnecting with someone you knew when you were 18 and younger.  The person you walked the halls of high school with is not necessarily the same person today.  For the most part, yes.  But as they grew up and took their own path in life they also changed, or we could call it matured.  It's kind of fun thought to see where everyone is at this point in their life.  At the end of the day we are all the same age, but each one has their own life story.

Sometimes I wonder what old friends and acquaintances think of when I tell them I'm married.  My husband is in the Army and currently half a world away from me.  What did they see me doing with my life?  I'd like to think I am doing everything I always said I would do.  I'm about a year and a half away from being done with my Bachelor's degree.  I left Kansas.  If only for a year, I still left.  And I will leave again.  I wonder if it shocks people to hear that Rob and I are married.  Anyone that knew us in high school knew we had our good and our bad days.  Leaning more towards the bad days the majority of senior year.  In high school we were two totally different people.  Now look at us.. we share a life together.  (And it's a beautiful one!)

I know that sometimes I find myself getting caught up in what other people are doing with their life.  I really shouldn't.  But sometimes I guess you could say it's interesting and fun to learn that someone that never wanted to be a parent, is now raising a child all on her own.  Or the person that changed degrees every semester practically, finally settled on one and is 100% focusing on it.  I'd like to think positively for everyone I've met or will meet and what their future holds for them.  There are people from my past that I never want to have anything to do with, but that doesn't mean I wish bad things on them in their future.

Guess they call this growing up.  Being able to be mature about the past, the future and the present.  I'm content with where my life is.  Sure I wish my husband was here with me instead of in Kuwait.  But I can't change that.  So I will make the best of my life right now as it is, and write this chapter moving forward every day marching to my own beat.

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