Saturday, July 24, 2010

Adulthood is Always Changing

First of all, thanks for the great discussion on thursday's post on feminism and the modern housewife! This is a topic I'm sure we'll come back to. If you haven't been there yet, do yourself a favor and check it out.

Do you ever wake up and think that a year ago, maybe two, you would never have imagined yourself doing what you're doing right now? It happens to me all the time.

Today I am going to two birthday parties. One is for a very good friend's son, it is his first birthday! Later I am going to a party for our dear friend Mara's boyfriend. So this morning I ran around buying a baby gift and cards, figuring out what I could wear that would be appropriate for both, wrapping gifts, getting gas, getting directions... and otherwise being a grown up.

All of that is normal I guess, but two years ago I had just graduated from College and had only been in San Diego for a couple of months. Friends, birthday parties and babies were very far from my mind.

I like this exercise. Imagining what life was like for me a year or two ago and thinking about the changes. It helps me remember to not let this part of my life slip away too fast.

What do you think? Is it a waste of time to think about how as we get older, things change? Or is it best to just roll with it?


photo via abakedcreation


  1. Hey Morgan,
    I think about this ALL the time. And oftentimes it gets me really down. By now, I assumed I'd be living happily ever after with my prince charming. :(

  2. Johanna,

    I can play the game in that direction too too... but don't! Ok, you're not living with prince charming but what are you doing that makes you happy? What awesome people do you know or what things have you done that you are happy about? :)


  3. I think about it all the time! Yes, sometimes it gets me down because I thought I would be in a different place than I am....but most of the time I marvel at all I have done, and think about how boring life would have been if I wound up exactly where I though I would be at this age.