I very recently realized that it’s been four years since I was a student of any kind; I’ve been in this “real world” for four whole years. As most of us know, one of the many beauties of this online “log” is looking back – four years ago, I wrote this*:
This is weird.
I walked across the stage and shook a lot of hands. I picked up my diploma, and thought about all of the classes I took to get it.
I packed up my room, and looked back at an empty space.
I drove out of town, and realized I don’t know when I’ll be back.
Three years ago today, I was in the throws of Dietetic Intern life. I was undoubtedly counting down the days until June, when we would finally be “RD-Eligible”. I was definitely counting the days until a paycheck landed in my hand.
I had just met Ivan in the Union Station Metro stop (yep), along with a few other running friends; I had put all my energy towards shorter races, surviving humidity & planning for a move. I had just crossed my first Finish Line in DC; more importantly, I had my very first post-race mimosa.
Sweet. Bubbly. OJ.
Two years ago today, Kate & I were in the very early stages of our morning run routine. We realized that the 90* summer heat would defeat us if we didn’t battle with strategy. 5:20 AM wake-up call? I’m lookin’ at you.
I also had a little car-mishap. Whoops.
One year ago today, our life was barely recognizable (by comparison). My words, exactly:
Suddenly, it’s been almost 6 weeks at the new job. And I still love every day.
Suddenly, we’ve been in Denver for TEN months. I still say “we just moved from DC…”. I suppose “just” could be dropped from that sentence.
Suddenly, one of my best friends has a baby girl, and two other couples are engaged! Life is moving fast here.
Suddenly, I’m two weeks out from another half-marathon. My running is going as well as it can given all of the above, and I’m embracing the challenge.
Suddenly, it’s approaching the end of May and we’re making Summer plans. Sunshine, come back!
I had just visited Minneapolis for the first time, and was waiting anxiously for the Denver “spring” to pass so that those sunshine-filled days could actually translate to warm mountain adventures.
Today, I’m happy to head into an office where we work hard to help people live a healthier life. We also work hard to stay fit, healthy & happy ourselves. Scenes from the All-Team meeting this week (and a quick hike up the street to Great Falls):
At the end of the day, I’ll be off to play tour-guide with my Mom for the weekend!
Life moves fast, but damn it’s good.
Having flashbacks? What, where, when & why – one year ago for you?