One Ticket to My Past, Please


First, let me say that I’m sorry for not posting over the past week or so. I truly got on vacation mode. Good thing I was actually on vacation. I relaxed. Really relaxed. I swam. Tony and I actually went OUT and had appetizers and drinks. I also plowed through three books while on vacation (more on those later – The Sookie Stackhouse novels – love ‘em). And you know what else I did? I posted some old pics on Facebook.

Now that was fun. Because I was at my folks’ house, there was a treasure chest of old photos. I tried not to be TOO embarrassing. Well, not to anybody else, anyway. I really don’t mind embarrassing myself. At all. Anyway, here are some of the pics that I posted, for your viewing pleasure.

I actually posted the entire class picture, but I didn’t want to step on any toes here on the blog. But, do you see that? Would you like to compare Look at Chloe:

Now, there’s a 3 year age difference here, and I was limited to whatever pics I have on my laptop (‘cuz I’m comfy on the couch, here), but there really is a crazy resemblance. I mean, she does have my genes and all…so I shouldn’t be surprised. So, here is what she may look like in 17 years:

My entire family thought I looked like Joanna Kearns in this picture. I guess I sort of do.

So, where have I been going with this? Well, since being on Facebook and catching up with lots of old friends (from grade school and high school), I’ve been reflecting a bit. To be quite honest with you, there are large chunks of grade school and high school that I don’t remember. I mean, I remember the big things that happened, and if somebody tells a story I may remember some of the smaller things. But I don’t remember the details. And I’m fine with that. I’ve never been one to dwell on the past. Ever. If I’m looking at old photos, my brain might dance there for a while, but I’ve never been a ‘Coulda, shoulda, woulda’ kind of girl. My focus is always on the future. (So much so that I sometimes forget to enjoy the present). And I like it that way.

There were a bunch of us commenting on a photo from high school, and the conversation turned towards what we would have done different in high school. I’ll be the first to admit…high school wasn’t all peaches and cream. And my first instinct is that I would have not worried about boyfriends and spent more time with friends. But then I realized that if I didn’t go through EXACTLY what I went through when I was younger, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. If I didn’t date the people I dated, befriend the people I befriended, go to the parties I went to, have ALL of the relationships I’ve had…I may be different right now. And I like me. Yes, there are some things I would like to improve. But all in all, I’m good company for myself.

And hopefully I’m good company for you! So, it’s now 2:30 am. I’ve had four hours of sleep already, and I think I’ll head up for 3 or 4 more.

That whole ‘improve’ thing. Definitely want to improve my sleeping schedule!!!!

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