the past ten years

Ten years ago I had just graduated high school and was packing my bags for the loveliest village on the plains. I had no idea what the next year would hold, much less the next ten.

I imagine if you had asked me ten years ago what I would be doing today, I probably would have said anything (and everything) besides what I'm actually doing. It's funny how that happens so often. It seems that while so much can change in a time period—at the same time—so very little actually changes

Earlier this month I went home for my ten year high school reunion. It was great to pick up with old friends right where we left off ten years ago. Of course, a lot of things have, in fact, changed. But my friends are still the same wonderful people with the same qualities that brought us together as friends in high school. It was so nice to catch up in a different stage of life and enjoy each other's stories from the past decade. Cheers to the class of 2004!