Remember the days when you were young and you were like, am I TEN yet? Am I TWENTY yet - heck TWENTY-ONE!??!! Heck, Joey keeps telling people he's 5 and he's only 4. He wants soo badly to be FIVE!
It's almost different for me. My 20's were growing time for me full of change that was unimaginable.
I always had that blueprint in life. I always wanted to go to college. I knew I wanted to graduate college, get a GOOD job, THEN get married, and have kids. I had dreams about this growing up and I just didn't want to stray from this plan. I surely didn't think TEXAS was in the cards or moving away from family.
Life really throw's stuff at you, doesn't it? Through this experience, I never say 'never'...especially after I said I'd 'never get a mini-van' back in the day, and since I've had TWO. Haha, the joke's on me.
My Past Ten years
Age - What I did - Year
20 - In college. I got engaged. (98)
21 - Senior - finally. Oh and I'm one of the youngest senior students on campus...Ok, that is so not true, but I was always the 'youngest pup' out there. That is what happens when you are an August birthday - you are the YOUNGEST! (99)
21 - Fresh out of college, move to lower Michigan with Joe and get a nice townhouse apartment and start working full time. (00)
22 - August - Joe finds a job around this time and I get into the swing of being graduated and making my OWN money. (00)
24 - Moved into our first HOUSE and got married to Joe. (02)
24 - Got preggo with Joey (april 03)
25 - Had Joey (Jan 04)
27 - Dec 05 - Grandpa dies :( - 3 weeks later I found out I was preggo with Justin :)
28 - Had Justin Aug (06)
28 - Find out we are moving to Texas (Mar 07)
29 - Move to Texas (Jan 08)
30 - August 08
I guess I really made the most of my 20's.
The hardest part of being 20 was being taken SERIOUSLY. I've ALWAYS had a problem with this. At work I'd sometimes feel like I was the 'kid' on the block, especially since a lot of the people I work with have children MY AGE and let that be known! My co-workers talk about stuff from the 60's and 70's...or even the 80's. They will say, 'Wow, I started at the bank in 82'. Do you know how old I was - FOUR! Some started before I was BORN! That's when you know you are the youngest in your company!
Anyway, here I go into my 30's! Hopefully it will be as wonderful as the past 10 years were for me.
This day in Music
#1 song on my birth day in 78 - Three Times A Lady - Commodores (great song!)
#1 song when I turned 16 - Stay (I Missed You) - Lisa Loeb (another good one!)
#1 song when I turned 18 - Macarena - Los Del Rio (remember this dance?!!)
#1 song when I got married in 02 - Dilemma - Nelly & Kelly Rowland (don't remember this one)
Remember this in 2003 for those in the Midwest? I was driving home from work when all of a sudden, the traffic lights went out and the radio went out to - all the stations. The cell phones didn't work for a little while. It was really weird.
August 14, 2003
Blackout hits Northeast United StatesOn this day in 2003, a major outage knocked out power across the eastern United States and parts of Canada. Beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET
And what happened in 1978:
President: Jimmy Carter
Vice President: Walter Mondale
Median Household Income: $15,064
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.15
The music we were listening to was Poco, Eagles, Loggins and Messina, James Taylor, Souther, Hillman and Furay Band, Steely Dan, Hall and Oates, along with the Doobie Brothers.
From the Billboard Top 100
1. Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
2. Night Fever - Bee Gees
3. You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
4. Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees
5. Kiss You All Over - Exile
There was no cable television, home computer, or cell phone. There were also no CD players or CD’s. The Walkman was the latest innovation.
On the Television
For Children: Schoolhouse Rock
Daytime Talk: Donahue
Comedy: All in the Family
Cast of Saturday Night Live: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Bill Murray, and Don Novello with the Paul Shaffer Orchestra.
At the Theater
The Deer Hunter, Midnight Express, Heaven Can Wait, Coming Home
Muhammad Ali beat Leon Spinks for the world heavyweight boxing title.
Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds had his 3000th major league hit.
The comic strip character, Garfield, first appeared.I was actually able to dig up my senior photos. I was 17 when these were taken. Yeah, don't we all wish we looked like we did in high school? I was skinny once :)