Ten years is both a long time and a short time. It’s long in the grand scheme of life. It’s short in the “I can’t believe it’s been ten years already” way (in a general sense, not in a “since this happened” sense). I know, for me, ten years has done a world of good on my self-confidence and just general love of self.
A decade ago I was living with my parent’s in Lake Charles, LA. I was working 2 jobs to pay the bills and felt like I was making no monetary progress. I apparently (after looking back at my FaceBook timeline) was trying to organize an alumni group for my sorority, Tau Beta Sigma. My car was almost ten-years old and didn’t cause me as much stress as it does now. My hair was shorter. I was in my early twenties trying to figure out this life thing.
Flash ten years to the future, my current present, I live in Altamonte Springs, FL (although that is changing within the month). I only have one job that does a pretty decent job of paying my bills and I have some savings (401 K and an investment account). I haven’t been involved in my sorority since moving away from Louisiana. My car is almost twenty-years old and is in need of a new radiator. My hair reaches past my shoulders. I am in my early thirties and still trying to figure out this life thing.
When I stop to think about it, the who I am today has been ten years in the making. Likewise, who you are now has been ten years in the making.
Whether you think that’s a good thing or a bad thing is a personal choice. I, however, don’t view it as negative or positive. To me, it’s just fascinating to know a big portion of my younger self has matured, even if just by a little bit. The person I was ten years ago could not do what I can do today–or would not have thought–she could have done some of the things I do now.
Ten years from now, who I will have become will also have been ten years in the making from today. And who I am today has been 33 (almost 34) years in the making.
And that, I find, is a lovely thought to have.
*Normally here you would find a featured song. Today, however, I have some news. When I started this blog almost 2 years ago (can’t believe it’s been that long) I had a semi-clear picture of what I wanted it to be. As with all things, it is time to change.
What this means is, I don’t feel this blog fits my vision of what I want it to be. In the next few weeks, I will be in a new period of transitioning to a new domain with a new objective. Hopefully, I will be able to move all my posts over as I don’t plan on stopping writing about my thoughts on life. I do, however, wish to expand and offer up different sides to my writing.
So I have said all that to say, change is here and Song of Your Heart will not be gone, rather it is soon to become something that is more inline with who I am and what I wish to share with the world. 😀