Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lates 2009! Plus, 1999 flashback!

With some 10 minutes left in 2009 and in this decade, I thought I would take a quick glance back on where I was 10 years ago in 1999 at this time...and it's pretty funny how different, yet how much the same things are:

  • Then: A senior in high school who had just turned 18.
  • Now: A 28 year-old who has had a real job (that I love) for almost 5 years.
  • Then: A lover of pink who was once told that no one over the age of 6 should wear the color.
  • Now: A lover of pink who is joined by many (yay!)
  • Then: A cheerleader.
  • Now: An accessories designer.
  • Then: Scared to move 30 minutes away for college.
  • Now: Live 3.5 hours away from home (and that's super far for me!)
  • Then: Waited in line at midnight for the release of the new *NSYNC cd (ok, that was actually 2001).
  • Now: Waited in line at midnight to watch New Moon with my Mom and Aunt.
  • Then: Would rather spend time at home with my family than go out.
  • Now: Would rather spend time at home with my family than go out (proof...New Year's Even and here I am spending time alone with Cooper, Cooper's friend Rocky and building some shelves for my sewing room. Also, occasionally Skyping with my parents. Nerd Alert? Maybe. I don't care.
  • Then: Annoyed people with my shortening of words (the word "whatev" specifically.) Oh, I also called everybody Dawg.
  • Now: Annoy people with my shortening of words (basically all words.)
  • Then: Obsessed with Carolina basketball...had only seen them play in person one time.
  • Now: Have seen Carolina win a National Championship in person!
  • Then: Lover of my family, my friends, animals, chocolate, staying up way too late, and basketball.
  • Now: Lover of my family, my friends, animals, chocolate, staying up way too late, and basketball.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful 2009, and I want to sincerely express my gratitude to everyone who has supported me this year...whether personal or Mandizzle-wise, I love you all and cannot thank you enough.

My wishes for the sweetest 2010 for you all.

♥ Mandi

P.S. I will try to find some embarassing 10 year-old photos to post. :)

2 comments:

vaberella said...

YOu're funny. We're roughly in the same league. However I traveled hundreds of miles away to Uni in England while coming from High School in New York. Now...moving hundreds of miles to France to Uni while finishing up a few extra bachelors and a Masters from NY. I do love Pink as well---but also orangey pumpkin. And instead of NSYNC---I was a BSB fan and met them in person twice. ^_^ Anyway you have a great list of items and cool blogspot. Have a great New Year and I hope your holidays rocked.

Jenny DB said...

i went to duke, dunno if we can be bloggy friends anymore since you like pink and carolina basketball. ;)

Mandizzle