I've never really thought about how I've changed over time. Sure, once in awhile I'll turn to my hubbs/cousins/friends and say, "hey! remember when we where at that one place and saw so-and-so and did this and that?"
But to really contemplate how I've changed? Never really crossed my mind.
Two years ago it was April 25, 2009.
During that time I was working as a Senior Audit Assistant at one of the Big Four accounting firms. For those not in the accounting world, there are four mega-sized global accounting/professional services firms. And I worked for one of them.
And I HATED it. Sure there were some good times, like being assigned to audit a great client, who had clean financial statements, and knew the drill when it came to an audit. Most of the folks I worked with were great.
But what I didn't like? The loooooong hours. I remember staying in the office past midnight multiple times. Some weeks I ate dinner more often with my co-workers than my fiance (now husband). And that may be fine and dandy for some people, but I just couldn't visualize living the rest of my life like that.
Also during this time two years ago, I was engaged! We decided to not start planning our wedding until a little more than a year out, so in April 2009 we were just enjoying our engagement.
That's pretty much it. I didn't have time for anything else, really. I worked and came home. On weekends I spent a lot of time at the beach or updating my resume and applying for new jobs. I wasn't content with my life, and wanted something better, but I knew if I just stuck it out and paid my dues, it would get better.
And it did! Now two years later, a lot has changed.
I've been working in the Finance Department of a non-profit for over a year now. And I love it. Mostly because the hours are so flexible, and the culture is a bit more relaxed and a lot more fun!
I am married now and we will be celebrating our first anniversary this year.
I work out more often, now that I have the time! Even though now, I'm 10 lbs heavier than 2 years ago. I'm working on it =)
And now, I have a blog!! That has been a huge difference in my life from 2 years ago. I finally found an outlet for my excitement and frustrations alike. And I've been able to connect to such great people!
I have definitely grown in the past two years. Having a tough work experience right out of college was difficult and very draining, but it taught me to value the little things in life, and to appreciate what I have now.
Can't wait to see the exciting changes to come in the next two years!