Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Predicting the future
Posted by Brooke-Jean Newman
I was going through a box of old cards and letters and came across a letter I wrote myself about a month into my second semester in college. When I was younger I liked to do that a lot. I would write my future self every so often and this was one of those letters. It was to the 24 year old me (5 years from the time I was writing).
In the letter I wrote about what I thought I'd be doing in 5 years and where I thought I'd be. This is a little insert from my "day-dreaming". "In five years from now, well, let's just say five years and 50 days! (My 24th birthday) I hope to be a mother of at least one. I will have been married for about 3 years. My wedding was on a beautiful summer day in August. I married someone not anything like I would have dreamed back in high school. He wasn't tall, but he was fun and he was easy to talk to and most importantly, he was my best friend. We were married in the Bountiful temple and shortly after, I was able to follow him across the country to the great state of Washington in order to see him chase his dream at med school. I'd like to say those days were easy and fun loving but they weren't. I was homesick and we were poor (med school is expensive) yet through it all I knew that I had found a man that would do anything to see me happy. You can't find someone like that everyday."
I say I was about 50% right. I was a little off on the timing of things. I was only married 2 years before I was 24 and it was on a beautiful (and very rainy) day in August and we are just starting our journey in the great state of Washington and it happens to be in Pharmacy school (which thankfully is giving me a bit more time with my husband then I would otherwise have right now). I also was off on the temple I was going to be married in but the fact I got the State we would be going to school in was pretty astonishing to me. I had absolutely no ties to WA back then. I would say it was a perfect guess. As for my future husband, I think I hit him and his wonderfulness right on the nose - thank goodness for that.
Anyway, just thought I'd share a little bit of me from almost 6 years ago.
Wonder what I'll be up to in another 5 years from now ...
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