Sunday, May 17, 2009

It's Weird How Life Plays Out...

Wow…how time flies and how things change. I remember back to elementary school, when I still thought boys were icky, but knew that they were who you had to marry some day…because that was my plan. I mean you get married when you get older right? That was what I thought at least, so when we played the game MASH, I would choose getting married at 22, 23, 24 and having 1, 2 or 3 kids…and now 20 odd years later, I’m still single, no kids and pretty sure I don’t want them. You just don’t know how life is going to be. It’s an adventure everyday and there are things I’ve learned…


18 years ago I was in love with that boy band New Kids on the Block…was DYING to meet them and never in a million years did I think it would happen. In the last year I met them…twice.


21 years ago, I was running track, 1 mile at most and no one could get me into the 2 mile…no way no how I was going to run that freaking far…I didn’t even KNOW what distance the marathon was…I knew nothing about it. In the last 5 years I have run 7 of them…with the pleasure of qualifying for Boston last fall and running Boston itself a month ago.


16 years ago I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up…college but for what? I’m still figuring that one out, but I’m now in grad school…and it’s definitely helping me move ahead.


When I was a child I never thought I’d get to adulthood, not that I thought I wouldn’t live to it, but that I would never get older, be old enough to do things…I still find it weird to think of myself as an adult. And today was just a reminder again of that adulthood…the anniversary of the day I first made my appearance in this world. It’s actually been a good last year, the upcoming one will hopefully be even better. Lots of new opportunities and I’m looking forward to it. And hey, I'm in a new age group now too for races. And there might be someone new in the picture too...that is for another post...at another time.

8 comments:

L said...

Happy Birthday!! Life, eh? :) Enjoy your celebrating!

Runner Leana said...

Happy birthday Danielle!!!

RunToFinish said...

ohhh someone new?!!! happy birthday

Jean said...

Happy Birthday, Danielle! Enjoy your special day!

teacherwoman said...

Happy Birthday Danielle! I look forward to hearing more about "someone new"!!

mg said...

Happy belated birthday!

Annette said...

Happy be-lated birthday to my fellow May baby. :) Great post. Weird how things change, huh?

Very curious about that last line of your post. Hmmmm. . . . . ;) I'm curious!

Firefly's Running said...

Happy very, very belated birthday! We have to go out for vino when you come out to Chicago.