Monday, March 24, 2014

My 21 Year Old Self Wouldn't Recognize Me

It donned on me the other day, while laughing at just how accurate this article by Thought Catalouge is, that my twenty-one year old self not only would not recognize me nowadays, but, also, would probably be horrified.

In the interest of full disclosure, I feel like you should know I spent my college years in a perpetual "Girls Night Out." It started with Wednesday nights for BOGO margaritas and usually continued every night until Sunday morning when our bodies were screaming for some advil and a good nights rest. I am not proud of the amount of time I spent tearing up the town, and am glad that I have retired that girl, but those days still helped shape me into who I am now.




My twenty-one year old self would not recognize:


1. Stopping at two glasses of wine on a Friday night because I have a long run in the morning.

2. My need for throw pillows

3. My desire to tell every girl I know that she should not be pursuing that boy she's into.

4. My aversion to the tanning bed and new found love for self tanning cream
5. Why I am not putting that education major and teaching certificate to good use and work in Human Resources instead of teaching high schoolers

6. Why I am choosing to voluntarily go back to school for a second expensive piece of paper called a Masters Degree

7. The desire for two uninterrupted hours for blogging, pinterest and reading
8. How desperately I need a routine and carefully planned out days
9. My Grown Up Saturdays that revolve around grocery shopping, laundry and housework
10. Not buying that new dress/pair of shoes/pair of jeans/etc because I am on a budget
11. Going to two different grocery stores because chicken is on sale at one and produce at the other
12. Waking up thirty minutes early to sit at the kitchen table drinking coffee and reading my bible
13.Turning down plans because "I have to wake up early for work." WHO AM I?
14. Meal planning. 

15. My obsession with having a guest room that is clean, organized and ready for guests. 

So there you have it. I used to be a wild-child and now, I am suddenly desperate for routines and carefully planned out meals. The days are long, but the years are short my friends. And this season of my life is what I never knew I always wanted. I am off to go organize my guest room now, okay?



19 comments:

  1. Oh man... wouldn't it be amazing to go back and tell our younger selves who we would be in a few years? I don't know if we'd believe ourselves!

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  2. You're in a totally different season of life--it must be funny to look back and see how much you've changed!

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  3. Meep... I totally relate to this! I am currently that 21 year old wild child. And I am a teaching major too!

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  4. HAHA love the tanning bed < tanning cream point. So true! And meal planning! This is great and I can agree with most :)

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  5. The tanning bed. Yes, and yes. Also the need to stay in on weekends to recover from the week and to get 8 hours of sleep every night.

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  6. This is a great idea for a post. I'm with you on the budget thing, the grocery shopping & the turning down plans because I have to work. Shoot, I even turn down plans when I'd rather stay in bed watching Netflix with my husband (but I think that's out of laziness too) lol.

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  7. I used to be that tanning bed girl too.

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  8. This is SO TRUE. I can totally relate to ALL of these. Tanning bed, for sure. My husband doesn't understand my love for throw pillows, but come on--they make the world go round. I'm constantly turning down girls night and nights out for a night in with Netflix and Andrew. Who am I? I think I'm much better off now than I used to be :)

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  9. I love posts like this because I'm on the other end! Lol I always wonder if I'm going to feel the same when I look back.

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  10. Love this post. Me at 21 was way different, but surprisingly with a lot of similarities!

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  11. This is a great post... my 21 year old self would not recognize me either... She would be shocked at how far I came from where I started but I am sure she would think I was rather boring as I too wanted hang out and do lots of things with friends... today, I would rather be home relaxing and blogging...

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  12. I really enjoyed this. I was never really a wild child. I have always been the boring self I am but I loved reading this even though I don't really relate :)

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  13. I loved who I was when I was 21, but oh my goodness could I have saved a ton of money without some of those memories!

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  14. i love the new you in this season, i hope it sticks around for a long time. :)

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  15. I feel the same way. I know 21 year old me would be mortified at who I am now. And I'm definitely okay with that.

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  16. I can't remember how I was when I was 21. except i was in a long term relationship and didn't get out til i was 27 :(

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  17. Isn't this the truth..my 21-year-old self wouldn't recognize me either. I'm glad I'm not alone! LOL!

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  18. Throw pillows and guest room. So funny. So true. Love it. :)

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