This week, I decided to jump on the Time Travel Tuesday Bandwagon hosted by the lovely Annie over at My Life As Annie.
This week's Theme is: 21.
Wow....so hard to believe that I was 21, ummm....like 11 years ago. GULP.....How did that happen? Feels like yesterday. Okay, so not quite yesterday, but it surly doesn't feel like over a decade ago. That really makes me feel old.
I sit here busting my mommy brain trying to remember where I was....who I was....how I was....when I can't even remember where I was yesterday. Darn that mommy brain!
To the best of my recollection I turned 21 my senior year of College. I was living in a girls Co-Op on campus and I loved it! There were about 50 young women living in a big house, and sharing the responsibilities. I learned a lot, and made some good friends. It is a cherished time in my life for sure.
I have never in my entire life been interested in drinking, so my 21st birthday didn't mean what to so many it did. (did that sentence even make sense????) I have never to this day had a drink in a bar. Not interested. Instead I enjoyed listening to music and playing hours and hours of cards with my good friends who were much like me. I fit in....and was so very happy.
I finished school that June, getting all A's. I planned my wedding to the man who had been my honey for 5 years. We wed in July. We moved into our newly purchased home. Life changed. Suddenly, I was living in a city where I knew no one other than hubby and his sister. Hubby is a Commercial Fisherman, so I was was soon spending days on end by myself. He was often gone for a week at a time. This as a huge adjustment from living in a house full of girls. I learned to conquer my fear of being home alone at night. I got a little kitten to keep me company, and focused a ton of time being a mama to my kitty. We already had a wonderful black lab, who was my protector. I spent my time, cleaning, reading, and writing letters to friends and family. I also, at that time, began my quest to learn to cook. I was a hamburger helper junkie. I also became quite the soap opera junkie. tee hee...
I guess you can say that my 21st year was certainly one of the most changing years in my life. At least up to that point.