7/15/11

A Decade of Wizadry

I guess there's a new movie out today.  I am by no means a Harry Potter super-fan, even though we own the series on DVD (once you buy one, you might as well keep going!)  I've tried to read the books.  I've actually only read the first one and it's really cheating to say I "read" it.  It was read to me in the 48 hours worth of car riding that a few of us took out to Mexico PA (yes, there is a place called Mexico in Pennsylvania and it is NOTHING like the country, unless you look at all the dirt and heat.).  I'm not a car-reader, so my friend, Sarah offered to read it out loud.  Worked for me - we didn't have a DVD player, so our entertainment options were limited.  I have watched the movies, which in principle I am against only seeing the movie and not reading the book, but at the same time - have you SEEN how long those books are?  I barely have time to go through my Food Network magazine each month!
So anyways, thanks to Facebook, I saw a friend post this in her status.  I thought it was interesting to read what it was like 10 years ago.  Seems so long ago, and yet I know the next 10 years are going to go by at light speed.

10 years ago I was 19.
10 years ago I kept the company of men who weren't going to be my husband.  (Don't tell Nate I dated before him.)
10 years ago I lived in St. Paul, on the campus of The University of St. Thomas.
10 years ago I didn’t know who I was. I wasn’t a mom. I wasn't thankful for the "little" things.  Drama was a big part of my world.
10 years ago I saw a movie... [but in my case it wasn't until it came out on DVD]
Oh my, college.  I was in college 10 years ago, my first year.  In fact just last summer, I went to my 10-year high school reunion (and had a BLAST!)  If I could tell my 19-year old self that this is the life they would have, I don't know that I would have believe them.  I didn't know that I was lucky - school, family, food, friends.  But at 19, one boy is mean to you and the world is going to end.  (Have I mentioned before how TERRIFIED I am to have two teenage daughters!)  Boy drama was a big part of my college life, but it got better.  I got older and stopped carrying to the point that I met someone who lived 600 miles away at a wedding, thought he was cute over a long weekend and ended up marrying him.  And let him knock me up twice.  (Don't get me wrong, we had a very lovely and respectful courtship.)
In the world of movies and entertainment, 10 years doesn't seem like that long.  But 10 years from now, I could write this post - Liv would be almost 13 and Avery would be coming up on her 10th birthday.  Oh God.  I should invest in Ecco Domani and chocolate now.  Smartest financial move I could ever make!

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