Life and It's Lessons

When I was a kid I couldn't wait to grow up. I couldn't wait to get a "big girl" job, wear a business suit and drink Starbucks.

I couldn't wait to have my own money and a credit card - OH LORD, I wanted a credit card.

I wanted my own kitchen, so I could wear an apron and bake cupcakes {because that is the only thing you do in a kitchen, right?}

What I never thought about was what all of those things come with...

Like a credit card comes with interest rates; A kitchen comes with an electricity bill; A business suit comes with a dry cleaning bill and don't get me started on what comes with a "big girl" job. Being a grown up isn't always fun...WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME!?

Okay so while I sat around writing this I thought to myself - "Self, you sound pretty damn whiny..." And I was right.

After being with Ford for so many years, I realize (and then I forget and then I realize again - it's a cycle) that I take for granted all of the milestones and life changing moments that we have been through together.

Not everyone can say that they learned to drive with the one they love; or walked across, not one, but two graduation stages with the one they love; or celebrated their first legal drink with the one they love; or had the best and worst experiences in life in college with the one they love; or walked down the aisle and married the one they love; or lived together for the first time with the one they love; or any of the other wonderful things that we have added to our memory lane.

So where are we now?

Our first house together (it's a rental, but hey, a house is a house people) ---Exciting, scary, fun and stressful are the emotions we are sharing at the moment.

So here is to new adventures and figuring it out along the way. To cupcakes, briefcases and being a "big girl."

Count your blessings and live in each moment - you only get one chance.

1 comment:

Darby Hawley said...

I love that you're so much closer to me :-) Love love love it! Cheers to you and your big girl self! (but don't be too much of a grown up ;-)