One year ago...

Last year at this time, I was sitting on a beach, sipping a Dirty Monkey, and enjoying the last full day of a week-long vacation in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Two years ago, I was working at the pool, getting ready to start a new job in a new school district in the fall.

Three years ago, I was working on my application to meet the July 2 deadline for a job as an Aquatics Coordinator in Breckenridge, CO.

Five years ago, I was finishing my practicum for a master's degree in gifted education.

Ten years ago, I had just graduated from high school and was planning on leaving for the Air Force in September to be a crytologic linguist.

Today, I am sitting on the couch, watching Sparky snoozing in his swing. The closest thing to a vacation in the near future is a road trip in the new mini-van to my cousin's wedding in Connecticut this September. I am currently unemployed and working on yet another master's degree.

This is not a lament. Just an observation of the way that life meanders. I wonder where I'll end up in another ten years.


Blogarita said...

The long and winding road? It usually has better scenery than the interstate.

Dave Morris said...

Wow, what Blogarita said.

You know, I'm really happy all of those things happened to you - remove even one of them and I could have never found you.

Dr. Mike said...

Man, about two years ago I blogged.

Here's my take of your past few years:
5 years ago: CrashX.
4 years ago: Violet
3 years ago: Llama in heels
2 years ago: Chipped tooth in Mexico
1 year ago: Ella's aunt Em
Today: "Mom"

rosemary said...

Be glad you can remember what happened 10 years ago....i am sure I am close to the point where the long term memory will come back and the short term one will go poof.....I can't think of anything sweeter than watching your child in a swing.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Neat exercise, Vi. And yes, life has a funny way of altering our plans.