Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy New Year!
Wow! 2006 has arrived. The New Year always makes me think back over the journey thus far...

Here's a list of what was happening ten years ago at New Year's 1996:
1. I had just finished my first semester of college. I cried for three days over the holidays because I made a C in Chemistry. Age has brought me a little perspective on this...no one ever asks me what grade I made on ANYTHING from college. If only I had known.
2. I had never travelled outside of the U.S.
3. I was still hanging on to hope that things would work out with my high school boyfriend. Again: age has brought a tremendous amount of perspective on this.
4. I still thought that overalls were the coolest thing in my wardrobe.
5. Baseball caps were still the best solution to bad hair days.
6. Braveheart was the favorite movie.
7. Mother Teresa and Princess Diana were still compassionately helping the needy of the world.
8. OJ Simpson had just been acquitted of the murder of his wife and Ron Goldman.

And, ten years ago, I was on a downhill slope spiritually. I ran further and faster from God than ever. It would take a full two years for me to realize that everything I sought could be found in Him. The freedom, love, adventure...they could all be found in Him.


Sarah Joy said...

Hey, Nicole, I love your blog! I can't believe all the cool stuff you've done. I tell people all the time that my life in the Army isn't nearly as exciting as my friend Nicole's- the super secret missionary! Funny, huh? Anyway, you may be celebrating 29 and holding, but I recently celebrated the big 3-0! Yuck! Oh well, its nice not to be a "20 something" anymore, I think it means people have take me seriously now, right? Love ya!

Sarah Oden

Ryan & Adriane Smith said...

That's great that you remember that long ago, I can't even remember things from that year - I was so wasted...just kidding. Hey your impersonator looks more like you do than you do, funny huh? Hey, come on, lets talk soon, why are you so brushing me off, geez!

malita said...

Wow 10 years ago - thats a great one to think of!! Ok so I've been lurking on your site for a while and this is my first comment - what an awful friend ;-> But I'm so glad I can keep up with whats going on with ya! Miss you tons - next time your in Texas let me know!

malita said...

10 years wow - thats something to think about!!

So i finally leave a comment - after lurking for forever! But I'm so glad I can keep up with you on this - I love it!!!