Monday, August 2, 2010

Countdown to 10 year reunion

My ten-year high school reunion is this weekend. In honor, here are ten ways I've changed in the last ten years.

1. I'm blonde.

2. I don't think socks belong with sandals anymore.

3. I've been published in more than just my school newspaper.

4. I've had a baby.

5. I've lived in five places! (Lynchburg, D.C., Denver, NYC, Boise)

6. I don't worry as much about what people think about me.

7. I don't pass notes anymore. Thank goodness for texting!

8. I've worked in several industries, including a major NY law firm, publishing, political analysis, and teaching. I'm finally settling into writing.

9. I've realized that family is important, neuroses and all.

10. I am stronger than I ever thought I could be. In 10 years I've survived my Dad and his successful battle against stage IV non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, including a stint where we shared a studio apartment in D.C. I've survived miscarriages. I've survived my house burning down. And I'm surviving Lyme. I hope that usually I'm surviving gracefully.

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