|State Champions, 2004|
I've made a lot of decisions ranging from life changing ideas to what kind of soup to order. Deciding on soups doesn't change lives, like other choices. For example, I skipped my senior year of high school and have wondered how my life would be different had I stuck around another year. Classmates told me our class bonded that last year and actually won a football game. Our high school team never won a game in the three years I was there.
|Partners in Crime: Me (left), Rhonda (right)|
Had I not gone to college a year early, I probably would not have met Rhonda at Laugh Quotes. She was my roommate and is still a great friend. Our sophomore year, she joined a sorority that didn't want me because I wore hiking boots to rush. Maybe if I'd stuck around high school to bond with the popular girls, I might have learned not to dress like a freak and have become Rhonda's sister.
I made another important decision as a college student. After changing my major each semester, I had an argument with a professor who said, "You're going to be a teacher."
"I am not." I stood face to face with him and snorted my independence.
"You're going to be a teacher," he said. "I know a teacher when I see one."
"I'm going to the school of Journalism to major in advertising."
"Go on, but you'll be back."
I ended up getting my degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology. Today, I'm a teacher.
|Beale Street, Memphis, TN|
Yes, I decided to become a teacher, which probably wouldn't have made a difference had I attended college a year later. But, had I not graduated early, would I still have met my husband? I'm not sure. Although I met him after college, I might not have been settled enough a year later to have known where to go to meet someone like him. That means, I wouldn't be living in Memphis nor have three beautiful kids. (I could have had three ugly ones instead). When my husband purposed to me, he gave me a compound sentence, "Will you marry me and live in Memphis?"
If that ain't love, nothing is.
Now the big decision. Do I post this now or wait until after Christmas?
I think I'll wait.