Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What has changed

I was reading a friend's facebook profile today. An unmarried, childless friend. It listed all kinds of cool hobbies like skydiving, hiking, traveling. I will admit to feeling a twinge of envy. Just for a moment. I used to be an adventurous person. Granted, not your pack-everything-I-need-
in-a-knapsack-and-live-on-a-Pacific-island type adventurous, but more than I am now. (Which I guess is not really saying a lot since these days my idea of being spontaneous is shaving both legs instead of just one.)

And, so I was thinking just now of all that has changed about me in the past decade. So, here's a short list.

Things that were true of me 10 years ago but are not true of me now:
1. I rock climb and rappel.
2. I stay out past midnight.
3. I travel to other cities just to attend a party or see a friend for a day.
4. While driving my car, I listen only to music that I like.
5. I watch Braves games most weekends and keep up with MLB stats.
6. I go to the movies a lot.
7. I consider an 8 am class early.
8. I go to the beach and actually relax.
9. I play sports a lot - softball, ultimate frisbee, basketball, flag football . . .
10. I have a paying job and career aspirations and sort of think I know what my future holds.
11. I intend to go to Barrow, Alaska someday no matter how crazy everyone thinks I am.

Things that are true of me now that were not true of me 10 years ago:
1. I watch Barney and Word Girl.
2. I consider going all the way to "downtown" Columbus traveling a long way.
3. I cook meals. Real meals.
4. I play Uno and Candyland. (Though I hate and usually refuse to play Chutes & Ladders. It may be an subconscious aversion to the title since I'm so coordinationally challenged.)
5. I love watching 4 and 5 year olds play soccer.
6. I get lots of hugs and kisses at bedtime.
7. I care more about what happens to three other people in this world than I do about myself.
8. I can somewhat relate to and understand God's love for his children.
9. I plan to move 1000 miles and a 17 hr drive away from home to follow the man I love to live in a town with snow and no Target. Or Walmart. Or Chik-fil-A. Or sweet tea. Or mall. Sorry, I digress.
10. I have no idea what my future holds, and I'm okay with that.
11. I intend to go to Barrow, Alaska someday no matter how crazy everyone thinks I am.


Ang said...

Hey, there is a Chick-Fil-A at the Harrisburg mall, at least there was if I remember correctly when I went to school at Messiah. I'm not sure how far you will be from there but thought you'd want to know and it would bring a little comfort :o)

beck'sthree said...

Thanks, but nope. David's parents live in Harrisburg now, but the hometown we're moving to is 4 hrs north of there in the mountains. Would have been nice!