And it's been 5 years since my last post in Cincinnati. I remembered today that I had a blog here, when my fiancée started her own blog. It was almost excruciating to read my old posts. Man, I have become a totally different person from who I was 5 years ago. My whiny self-important angsty phase is finally over :) YAY!!!! Boy has life changed for me.
I'm not living in a tiny town in Southern Oregon. I'm a full time English and Spanish teacher. I'm about to get married this summer and even looking for a cheap "fixer-upper" to start a real adult existence. It's actually quite remarkable how much moving away from Cincinnati has changed me. Or maybe it's just a byproduct of age, but I do not feel like the same person who started this blog almost 8 years ago.
For one thing, I'm actually content at being happy in life. This is probably the greatest thing I've learned from age. Life doesn't hurt as much once you can focus on all the wonderful things you have in life instead of all that you lack. Seems simple, but it sure took me a lot of growing up before I realized this.
I'm pretty proud of who I turned out to be, not that I believe my journey is over--- NOT BY A LONG SHOT! I hope to keep growing and leaning about the wonders of life. I'm very excited about the new path that I am taking: the family life, the teacher life, the married life, the small town life, the country life.... I wake up each day (mostly) with shear amazement at how wonderful things have turned out and with complete excitement for the future. Wow! Amazing!
I wonder if any of my old jivejournal peeps are still around... hope you're all doing well!