Thursday, July 25, 2013

Party Like it's 1993!

Well, not really- LOL!  I was never (and still am not) much of a party person.  I like socializing but am content to just hang out in someone's home.  This weekend I am journeying back to where I grew up (or my formative years of junior and senior high) and will be getting to visit with friends I haven't seen in 20 years!  My parents live about 45 minutes away from that town so I get to see them, spend time with them and their church family, visit with friend that I definitely don't get to see often enough (I have been up in December and March.  Both visits I planned to travel over to visit with him and both visits we had snowstorms and I couldn't- thinking this time we could be safe), and see those that the wonderful world of Facebook has put me back in contact with.  Part of me is apprehensive- just because it has been 20 years- and the other part of me (and more this part) is super excited!  I am REALLY looking forward to this trip down memory lane and seeing where life has taken us all! 

It's been kind of fun watching friends and classmates post pictures from that senior year and see how we have changed since then, clothing styles, big hair, etc. 

I was going to link up some of the #1 songs but there are just too many so if you go here you can see them from 1992 (Aug-December) and here is 1993 (January-June).

Sometimes it doesn't seem like it's been 20 years and then some days I feel every bit of those 20 years (and then some- LOL)


If I could go back and tell 18 year old Tami a few things I would say: don't take life so serious; have fun; DREAM BIG DREAMS;  celebrate the small stuff along with the big stuff; realize that things happen for a reason- if nothing else that you grow closer to God;  people are sinful (myself included) and that means they will hurt you, break your heart, and try to steal your dreams- listen to them, take and apply what you need and move on; those guys in high school- yeah, they're not the one(s) for you ;) (not saying that's for everyone just my 18 year old self) ; keep in touch with those you are closest to; realize that people will change, grow up, and become a completely different person (and so will you) AND, don't be fearful to go back (alone) 20 years later and see those you have reconnected with and make new memories!

Question- if you could go back and tell your 18 year old self (or just 20 years ago for those who 18 is far far away) what would you say?


Bill (cycleguy) said...

Is that a trick question? What would you tell your 18 year old self? How am I supposed to remember back that far? Looking forward to seeing you. :)

Tami said...

That's why I said just 20 years- surely you can remember 40 LOL :)

Caitlin H said...

Ahh have a great time, love! If I could tell my 18 year old self one thing, it would be to LOOSEN UP/don't take things so seriously/concentrate more on making memories than getting straight As. That's about the only thing I would change from those years...I was a little too driven and uptight...lesson learned, though, and I think I've gotten a lot better, which is good :)

Flaming June said...

I have thought about this a lot. I would tell myself to buy stock in Microsoft (lol!) Actually, I would tell myself to SLOW down. I love all my children, and am very thankful to have them... but I wish we had waited a few more years to start our family. I remember my grandmother telling me that I should wait 5 years before having children... I thought she was just being an old fuddy-duddy. But now I understand.

Tami said...

Caitlin- I think we all tend to be one extreme or the other in high school- keep learning those lessons and growing!

Tami said...

FJ- It's amazing the wisdom that others have if we just take the time to listen!