Good News…The Best News!

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I should be punched for all the whining I did in my last post, because I was feeling too sorry for myself to realize the number one thing – I have an amazing family, husband, and friends.

My sister called me today…with news I can’t even believe. Pinch me, I’m surely dreaming.

Because of her and her dad’s generosity and good fortune, I’m going back to school! (no she’s not my half-sister, no matter what the technical term really is. I have a pet-peeve with the term “half-sister”… )

I

AM

GOING

BACK

TO

SCHOOL!

I know, not to count my chickens before they hatch and all that, but I’m so on cloud 50,000 right now. I’m in shock. I’m in tears. After so many false promises and blatant lies from financial aid people I had all but given up on finishing school – but it was a thought that literally tormented me day in and day out.

Ahhhhhh I can’t even think properly anymore! I just wanted to share my good news. I haven’t been awake very long and haven’t had breakfast…but I feel like I need some steak or something to celebrate!

 

Kelly at age 11, me at age 18 - The two of us back in the day...that feels like a different lifetime.

 

 

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Thank You For Making Me Feel Old!

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There’s just something about the American Reunion movie coming out that depresses me. I haven’t even decided if I’ll go watch it or not.

I was born in the mid-80’s, but am mostly a product of the 90’s. What a weird time the 90’s were too… but when I was a sophomore in high school this movie American Pie came out, and boy was it funny! (To me and my peers at least) Sure, it was stupid as hell. Nothing but sex jokes, but hey what do teenagers find more hilarious than sex jokes? It wasn’t going to go on to win any major awards or anything, but it gave us something to laugh at.

This month is my 10 year high school reunion, and American Pie comes back to us in the form of American Reunion. What happened to us all these last 10 years? Out of my little circle of friends we have 2 marriages going strong, 1 divorced, and two of them with kids. We have student loan debt, still haven’t found our dream jobs, homes or cars. Some of (actually, ALL of us) are still in pursuit of that blasted degree. We have lost parents and grandparents and in-laws. We have grown apart from each other, but we intend to rectify that in a few weeks.

We will not be going to our high school reunion.

It’s funny what life was like when I was a teenager, and thinking back to it. The late 90’s and the early 2000’s.

Here I am today – and I don’t feel like the same person. I look back to my teen years and it feels like I’m watching someone else’s life, not mine. Why is that? Does that happen to everyone else? I feel like I’ve put up a barrier between my current life and my past life, and I don’t know why. I wasn’t a bad kid, and life was like it was for everyone in my town – momma’s poor and daddy ain’t around. But she fed us, and I got good grades and I never got in trouble and I had great friends, and I was happy. Why does it feel like that was someone else’s life now?

That’s weird.

Ok, so too much contemplation for one day. Thank you American Reunion for making me feel old!