Thursday, October 2, 2008

TGIF . . . Really!

Well, yeah! Because of the big race this weekend (Wait, you didn't hear about it? Racing, Friday and Saturday, Natural Bridge Speedway, come play!) I'm taking a 1/2 day off today, and off tomorrow, so today is my Friday! I'm so glad. I didn't realize how much that whole Wed. night scouts thing wears me out. I'm always amazed to discover that I'm not 21 anymore, and you know what? Thank goodness! I mean, if I could go back knowing what I do now, I might. But, if I had to just start over? No thank you. I used to think I'd be that girl that grew up, went to school, got married, had kids, and that was it. Since I didn't, I became an EMT, live in a beautiful area, have traveled to Argentina and Africa, and have a fantastic career that I love. Has it been worth it? Absolutely.

I remember that I hated school. I had my friends, sure, but I wasn't part of the "it" crowd, and I wanted so badly to be. I wasn't one of the "out" crowd, I was just somewhere in the middle. Looking back, that was so simple! Go to school, work, hang out with friends, etc. on the weekends, and do it all over again. Now, there's work, bills, volunteering, responsibility, and still trying to make sure I have time to do what I want to. Wait . . . I would like to have my 18 y/o body back!!! Can I just take that part? (grin) There's a couple of people that I still talk to from NC, and I do tell people that's where I'm from, but Virginia is certainly home now. My work friends are a second family to me, and I wouldn't trade a single one of them for anything. Even the boss . . . shhh, don't tell him, k?

What was one of your most memorable moments from High School? Who was your best friend? I'd have to say that Sammie, Kathi, and Mendi were my best friends. All of us went to church together, so we had early morning Seminary together. Memorable moments? The one that comes to mind right now is Senior Prom. The guy I was supposedly going with, broke up with me the week before! So, a friend of mine, Shannon, said she'd have her younger brother come up and take me. Great. Don't I feel like a loser!! Then, he showed up, and he was HOT! Oh my my. That boy looked GOOD in a tux!! The only down side? He forgot his ID, so we couldn't get in the door!! No worries . . . we went out on the town, and everywhere we went, people let us in for free! We played Putt-putt, wandered around, and just generally, had a fantastic time. Came back to my place and made french toast. It was a great night! Now . . . your turn!!!