When I was 17.

Tonight I feel like I am 17 because I am procrastinating on my homework, complaining about my homework.. and more than likely just being a brat tonight.  SO.. you get another post. I like link ups that go "back in time".  Even though 17 was only 5 years ago. 5 years ago makes it feel like a lot to me.. but to some of my readers I am sure they will laugh at how young I am.  Anyway without further ado I am linking up with From Mrs. to Mama again for Show and Tell Monday.

1. When you were 17, tell us what kind of car you drove, where you worked, and what you were usually up to on the weekends.
Car-a '93 Nissan Altima that my parents drove, I drove and my sister drove.  I believe I was still 17 when I got my graduation present.. my current car '04 Toyota Corolla.
Pre window tinting days!
Worked-At 17 I quit my first job at the local YMCA, where I worked in the childcare area.  I then got a job at Build-A-Bear which I hated.  Haha, children and the holidays and a store like that do not go hand in hand, ever.  But it was fun because I worked with great people!

On the weekends-At 17 I was in this transition period in my life... the first half of 17 was spent with one crowd of people in one town just hanging out and never really doing all that much.  The other half was the first part of my senior year that was spent with a completely different crowd of people in another town doing completely different things.  I was either working on the weekends or hanging out with those that meant the most to me at the time.

2. Show us a picture of you when you were 17 {roughly}.
Trying on dresses for homecoming!
My sister (on the left) and I at homecoming my senior year.

3. When you were 17, tell us what you wanted to be when you "grew up."
A teacher.  Which is what I was going to be all the way up until I graduated from the local community college with my Associate's degree!! Pretty much all of high school that was my plan.. until I realized just how much  patience was needed for that!! Haha.

4. When you were 17, tell us the kind of boys that you dated. Did you have a type? Do you have a relationship you remember well? Tell us about it.
I definitely didn't have a "type".  At 17 my first real relationship ended after a year and a half of dating.  We were basically inseparable and I could walk to his house from my work.  We were young and in love, but we differed in our ideas for the future of our relationship.  Since I spent almost all of my free time with him and his group of friends, when that ended I had this huge bouncing back period.  Sometime after that is when I met Rob!  Whom I was interested in.. but wasn't getting the reciprocation I wanted.. so I got back into a relationship with an ex from way back.  Awful idea.  Definitely changed my life in so many ways.  None of which very positive.

But we all know where my love story ended!! (If you are new around here.. read our story here..)

Friends y'all... the summer I was 17 was definitely one to remember!

5. When you were 17, tell us where you pictured your life 10 years from then. Did it turn out the way you expected it to?
Considering we are only 5 years down the road, I am not sure I can actively say if it did or did not turn out how I wanted.  At this point in my life I was already supposed to have my Bachelor's that I got from K-State.  I hadn't really pictured my life past college I guess.. I always knew that I wanted kids eventually and to get married.. but I don't think my 17 year old self quite realized that at 20 I'd be getting married and moving away from everything that I had ever known.  At 22 I'd still be working on a degree, months after my friends finished.  But you know what.. I think my 17 year old self would be proud because I have been through a lot at only 22... believe it or not. :)

Okay.. I suppose I must stop procrastinating..


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  1. new follower from the linkup, i am a Marine Corps Wife.

  2. I think you have quite a lot to be proud of at 22. :) I am now in the camp of people who think that going to college immediately after high school is THE worst idea ever. Who knows what they really want to do as a career when they're that young??? I sure didn't. Which is why I'm glad I didn't continue with my original plan of being a nutritionist. I'm pretty sure that nutritionists aren't allowed to love chocolate cake as much as I do.

    Aaaaaaannnnnnnd, I'm still in love with your hair.