25th High School Reunion- Old? NO. Accomplished? YES.

Believe it or not my 25th high school reunion is days away. 
I feel like my 20th was a minute ago! (Here I am with the gals pregnant as hell!) I also feel like how in the world am I old enough to be out of high school 25 years! 
I  am old (I told myself). Then....I started thinking about what I have been up to for the past 25 years.

Here's just some of it:

Graduating high school
Going to college
Falling in love with Florida
Falling in love with a bad boy
Learning that bad boys who are aloof, suck
Joining a sorority
Making amazing girl friends who are like family
Learning about myself
Going to Europe
Figuring out my career path
Moving to NYC
Doing improv
Doing stand up
Doing jobs to help keep up my art (coat checking, bar tending, waitressing)
Booking my first commercial
Having my appendics out
Acting in my first big movie
Acting in my first off Broadway show
Moving to CA without knowing anyone
Getting a job as apartment manager of a 100 unit bldg
Selling my first screen play
Doing a movie with Kevin Costner
Buying myself a car
Dating
Friendship shifts, changes and losses
Meeting the one
Learning how to let someone in
Getting two cats
Getting married
Honeymooning in Greece
Getting a dog
Buying my first house
Going on safari in Africa
Going to Dominican Republic
Having fertility issues
Doing in vitro
Getting a new car
Getting pregnant
Dealing with a special needs child
Starting a blog
Loving motherhood
Starting play groups
Helping Landon through surgeries
Getting pregnant again
Giving myself injections
Having a tummy tuck
Doing a one woman show
Starting a social media company
Turning 40Taking in a partner
Doubling my business
Taking on new partners
Tripling my business
Learning to juggle work and mommy hood
Learning I didn't like it
Being brave enough to walk away


To be honest I am starting to feel not OLD but ACCOMPLISHED. Have you ever listed it out like this? I think it really shows you all you have done! Have you been to your high school reunion yet? Are you nervous? Excited? Or feeling ACCOMPLISHED??!!

9 comments:

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

You have accomplished so much and have had so many unique experiences!! And you have met Kevin Costner?!?!? He is one of my favorites!

Pink in a sea of blue said...

That's a fantastic list! And a great idea to list out. You are accomplished! My 25th hs reunion was 2 weeks ago, but I chose to stay and run in a race with my high school/college friend. My list wouldn't be as long as yours, but I try to look at it as feeling more accomplished instead of older, too.

suburban prep said...

You may have done a lot but there is a lot more out there for you to do.
You are not old. I say this because if you are old then I am older. My 25th reunion was a few years ago.
Each experience that you have gone through has made you the person that you are today that others like and appreciate.
If you can believe this my father had a legal pad at this house (today) with all the jobs that he
has ever had written on it. It took up the page and then some.
Give yourself credit for everything that has taken place.
I went to my 30th reunion 2 yrs ago. It was interesting.
If you go enjoy!!

JR Mazur said...

Love your attitude, you're quite an accomplished woman! Keep it up!

Gramspearls said...

WOW! Congratulations on a life well lived, so far. It will only become more interestig and fufulling.

Warmly, Kathleen

Elisabeth said...

That is a pretty impressive life so far...Your list is exhausting to me!

It sounds like you know who you are and that life can take you many places! I'm just kind of getting that now (at 34. eek!)

Cas said...

Whew! I am tired just reading that list: ) This is my 25 too. Crazy where the years go!

Hillcrest Acres said...

WOW!!! That is quite a list! You are one amazing person. Congrats on all that you have accomplished. I can't wait to read your list after the next twenty-five years.

xoxo,
Susie

Debra said...

I love your list! You have done a lot. I had no idea about the movie with Kevin Costner... :)

I haven't made a list like that but I know whenever I tell my story to someone new my life sounds much more exciting than I remember it being!