Friday, January 21, 2011

Then and Now

I'm happy it is Friday. It has been a long week and I'm tired. I plan on going to bed early and being productive tomorrow before having a fun time with friends and pretending I'm from Djibouti (Ja-Booty!). I stole today's post topic from Sarah Jane's blog because I thought it was intriguing.

The "Then and Now" Meme

10 years ago I was:
  • A sophomore in high school
  • Playing on the varsity basketball team, running track, and cross-country
  • English was my favorite subject in high school and realizing how wonderful my sophomore year English teacher was
  • Taking 4 shots a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and lantus)
  • Thinking basketball was the best sport ever and running was purely social

5 years ago I was:

  • Majoring in elementary and adolescent education in college
  • Living in Minnesota with tons of snow
  • Having trouble controlling my diabetes (I got my pump in February of 2006) and having many low blood sugars
  • Training for my first half marathon
  • Loving college life

1 year ago I was:

  • Running with no plan and not training for any races
  • Struggling with keeping everything up-to-date at my job
  • Not paying for and did not have cable or Internet
  • Living by myself
  • Trying to figure out how to meet more people post-college

Yesterday I

  • Was happy driving to my job
  • Teaching students about a solar system and explaining that they will be building a dodecahedron the following week in school
  • Ran a 20:04 5k on the treadmill
  • Called and talked to my mom
  • Blogged about how much I like blogging

Today I

  • Went to ask my principal if I could teach a different grade next year
  • Complimented each of my students for doing something well throughout the day
  • Talked to a friend for an hour
  • Had a Panera salad for dinner because I ran out of food
  • am happy with my life

5 songs I know all the words to

  • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
  • Car Crash - Matt Nathanson
  • This Town - O.A.R.
  • Dynamite - Taio Cruz
  • Fire Burning - Sean Kingston

5 things I'd do with 1 million dollars

  • Go on vacation to Hawaii
  • Go to Africa for the entire summer
  • Donate money to my favorite charities
  • Buy new desks and laptops for my class
  • Buy a condo

5 favorite TV shows:

  • Wheel of Fortune
  • the news
  • Law and Order (the original with Jesse L. Martin)
  • House Hunters
  • How I Met Your Mother (I just started watching it, but it is hysterical)

5 biggest joys

  • My family and friends (aka my family in Illinois)
  • Running well
  • My job that I love so much
  • Going on trips
  • Good coffee


  1. Hey! Thanks for the link and the setal! I enjoyed reading it. We are pretty close in age. Cool. Also I am now going to have "Fire Burning" stuck in my head indefinitely.

  2. Haha you have HIMYM fever too! Yay!! :)