Usually when people who haven’t seen me in the long time ask what I’ve been up to, my answer is the same: Nothing.
Everything is the same, nothing has changed, this is my life.
But it’s not true.
I might not be where I expected to be by now, or have what I thought I’d have, but my life has been far from tedious, and it’s about time I admitted it. So, without much emphasis on details, here’s just a quick list of some of the things I might have forgotten to mention if you ever asked me what I’ve been doing since 2006. And after reading this, I hope you’ll make your own list — for your blog, for your Facebook page, or for yourself – just a reminder of all the little things in life worth remembering and celebrating!
- Bought a house
- Started playing the old clarinet again
- Photographed three weddings
- Went to my 12-year high school reunion
- Gave the sermon at church five times… with a sixth coming up soon
- Took four overnight skiing trips — and didn’t die
- Met my best friend
- Ran a 5K
- Wrote a 50,000-word novel in November — seven times
- Performed the Verdi Requiem, Carmina Burana, and Bach’s St. John Passion with the Masterworks Chorus at Shepherd University
- Was a bridesmaid in my brother’s wedding
- Attended a Pakistani wedding reception
- Become an aunt twice over
- Took my husband’s niece on a “Christma-Birth-uation” road trip to NYC
- Took another niece to the local premier of a 14-year-old writer/director’s horror movie
- Saw Aerosmith and Hootie and the Blowfish in concert
- Interviewed LeAnn Rimes over the phone and Candace Cameron Bure in person
- Saw Phantom of the Opera twice at the Kennedy Center
- Saw various other local stage productions
- Traveled the entire East Coast, from Montreal to The Bahamas
- Went tubing and kayaking on the Shenandoah River