Wednesday, August 02, 2006

10 years ago?

Rebecca & I were talking last night about the past. We have actually known each other for 9 years. Holy Cow 9 years, and we still actually speak to each other!!! She is just lucky I love her! ;) I have lived in Dallas 10 years, one month, and 26 days. WOW! I never thought I would have lived in Dallas this long! I hated this city when I first moved here. I am sure I hated it b/c it was different, it was away from home, away from my family & friends, and I was extremely unhappy in the beginning. I admit I had a rough start when I first moved here. I was NOT moving back home to New Orleans just to hear my family & friends say "I told you so!". I was going to live here no matter what the cost, even if the cost was my own happiness (I call this stupidity & extremely head strong)! It took me a couple of years to finally realize Dallas had lots to offer & the people were not sooo bad. I started working for a great company who had great people in it. I started making friends, going clubbing, partying continually, & having a good time. Over 10 years, time have certainly changed!
When I first moved here I was: sleeping on an old borrowed futon on the floor, I basically lived in an un-furnished apartment, I had my Mom's old mini-van, I made $8.50/hour, I lived with a horrible roommate, I was depressed, 90 lbs. thinner, I only had BooBoo Kitty, I was "clubbing" most nights instead of attending church, I was trying to find myself and I missed my family & friends in New Orleans tremendously.
Ten years later I am: sleeping on a king sized bed, my apartment now is over flowing with furniture, I inherited my MawMaw's car, I make more than $8.50/hour (thank you Jesus!!!!!!), my roommates are my children who all have 4 legs, I gained 90 lbs, I have lost a good portion of my gained weight, my clubbing days now revolve around books, I joined a great church with amazing people, I found myself & matured a great deal, and I still miss my family & friends, but definitely not has bad especially after Hurricane Katrina! Right now, it scares me to live back home during hurricane season! God, I am so grateful you love me so much to bless me with so many amazing gifts in my Life, to help me change so I could have a blessed life, and to bring me back to Christ.

Question of the day: Where were you 10 years ago?

7 comments:

Karla said...

10 years ago...hum let me think...I was living in Denton going to UNT. I was dating a guy that I THOUGHT was going to be my future husband, but God had a different man in mind (thank goodness). I met my dear friend Andrea who was going through a rough time in her life. I spent my free time volunteering for the Red Cross Disaster Team and hanging out with my new friend Andrea.

3 Men, 2 Ladies & a Hound said...

10 years ago, Brian and I had just been married for 1 year and he was starting his 3rd year of teaching. (2nd in Plano). I was working at my first "real" job and had been there about a year. I was doing billing and phone work, exciting stuff!!!

We lived in Plano in an apartment with Wittie, our dog. Most of our friends were single so we spent all of our time together or with family.

Rebeccalynn_dj said...

10 years ago I was still in high school. I was going to gradutate a year later and meet Tammy.

I was happy in the Lord but unhappy in my home life at that time.

Ps Tammy: I remember Bertha...the van lol

Brooke said...

10 years ago I was watching my dad deteriorate from Alzheimers..I was working 2 server jobs and was dating a guy that was all wrong for me... 10 years seems like 10 decades to me! My life is so different than it was 10 yrs ago. God is good, all the time! He has taken me far!

Blueeyes said...

The Van was named Babs, definitely not Bertha. It's funny, but every car I have owned her name has been Babs.

Heather said...

10 years ago I too was watching my father deteriorate from Alzheimer's. However, I did get engaged to a wonderful man who is now my husband. We also lived in a rent house in Garland with our dog Daisy (until she ran away). We attended Reinhardt Bible Church and had a fish too. We were in debt. up to our eyeballs because we charged everything...Thank God we've come far in 10 years.

Heather said...

Had fun today....thank you for "helping" me....