Last year, around Memorial Day (which, I swear, just happened 2 weeks ago),
I wrote a post where I compared my "then and now".
It was fun to look back to where I was a year before compared to my "now".
So, since I've now done it a whopping two times,
why not turn this into an annual Memorial Day tradition?
(Fast forward to next year when I've completely forgotten I ever did this...)
Last year, around Memorial Day, the picture was this:
And my words were these:
- We have recently returned from 6 months of traveling the world
- We are now 1 week in to our San Francisco adventure
- I am nowhere near able to run a marathon again, let alone 3 miles
- I wear loose tops to mask the 8 pound gain-age (see above)
- I still have no idea what this next year will entail for us
- But am I excited? Yes. Nervous? Definitely
(as you can clearly see in my weird/nervous/fake-ish smile)
Now, one year later, here's the most recent picture of my "Now":
Things I think about when seeing this:
- We've just had our 1 year San Francisco Anniversary
- We survived (and thrived) in our very first apartment together
(which is saying a lot if you could see how small this box of a shack is ;)
- I finally did lose those extra 8 pounds I gained from traveling and have even gained a little muscle! #HearMeRoar.
- And whattya know, I was able to run 3 miles again. In fact, 13.1 to be exact.
- In one year I have held FIVE different jobs (uh...wow) and now, finally,
I feel like I'm completely at peace with my San Francisco life.
I no longer feel sad or lost when I think about our travels.
I feel good. Really good.
We may have a small home, but it's our home.
We may not make millions of dollars, but we're comfortable and have created a schedule
that allows us to wake up without an alarm clock, enjoy breakfast together every morning,
and work about 20-30 hours/week.
With a life filled with all those "little things" I love so much, what more could I ask for?
Okay, fine. A dishwasher. I could ask for a dishwasher. ;)
Anyway, every time I do one of these reflection posts,
it really does amaze me how much can happen in just a year.
It seems so quick and yet, if you want, you really can accomplish a lot, you know?
Who knows what'll happen by next year's Memorial Day?
Where will we be?
San Diego? San Francisco? Fiji? (I wish)
Will I be planning a wedding? (I wish again) ;)
Ooooh the joys of the unkown. :)
Happy Memorial Day, friends!
I hope your "now" is all you've ever wanted.
And if not, then let's shoot to make it happen by next year. ;)