Monday, September 12, 2005

The Glory Days And The Ones That Follow...

Ahh, prom yes I remember prom. It seems like such a long time ago and really it hasn't been more than two years since. I remember how important that day was to me.... Man do we ever get caught up in high school dramatics and BS. I can not believe how much I cared. It almost makes me sick. I feel like I changed so much since this picture was taken. Okay, okay so a few pounds have been gained since that day as well. But I'm talking more like....mentally I've grown....oh so much.

The things that were a matter of importance to me then are nothing compared to what is important to me now. Is that pink purse the same pink as the pink in my dress? OR How can I find a way to get my mom to understand how much I care about her, without her pulling the "mom card?" Many of my bloggees are moms I realize. But pulling the mom card is the worst.

Since my mom and I moved here we are more like room mates. People have to understand this. I hate to talk about her so openly on this..but her drinking is beginning to become something I resent. I need her to understand how much it bothers me, and not only because I just dislike it, but because it's hurting her too. But she thinks I am being disrespectful because I am the daughter and she is the mother. So she says how rude I am .... completely ignoring what I have said.. This morning, she said that I could live elsewhere????? Where am I supposed to go? I sorta left the only life I've ever known to be here and restart our lives here. It's things like that...that seem so much more important for me to think about rather than...Ohhhh I hope I am seated next to my friends at prom for dinner..

Life changes..priorities SO TOTALLY change. And people also change with that as well..My graduation picture is funny because my hair is a red...auborne colour. Give me the chance to do that over and I'd have more of a natural colour. I looked different and that was only a couple of years ago. I can't imagine what some of my other blogees looked like in their photos....

Which brings me to my request... Since I participated in my list of 100.... I think that the ladies that did that should do this.... Post either their grad or prom pics on their blogs. Then write about how much you think you've changed. I would LOVE to see what you all looked like when you all graduated. hehe.... Let me know what you think of that idea ladies..and gents, but AFGUY is probably much much too busy to reminisce about his glory days I'm sure..haha.

Things change and that's the point of my blog today. I feel like I've grown so much in a couple of years and I can't even imagine how much more I will grow after more years to come. I just think everyone should enjoy these years no matter where you are in your lives..babies, family.. lovers... university... new homes.. and for me my partying days without much responsibility.

Life is to be lived and learnt from...answer me this...what has everyone learned in their years??

7 comments:

acumamakiki said...

Lordy! This is a good question and since it's been A LONG time since I was at my prom, I've learned a lot. No regrets though, I love where I am today.....wouldn't change a thing even though my 20's were really hard. Self-imposed most of it. (=

No worries about my girl's name. I post it on other people's websites, so how would you know? I mostly do it because my blog is secret and I know my husband wouldn't want our girl's picture or name out there. I also don't say his name either.

Haley said...

Haha, thanks it is a gooder. I am so not private on my blog and I wonder if I should be... But I don't have anyone to protect but myself..so I just let 'er all out.

Haley

holli said...

Even though I'm a mom.. I have a mom.. so the mom card point can go either way, you know? I think you're putting a great deal of thought into your life and therefore are just making a lot of progress as a human being - which is saying a lot..

Now to catch up on the list of 100. I know I didn't read it - but you do know I take that medication that makes me forget things.. I'm so behind.. and forgetful!!

BTW - my prom/highschool pics would horrify you.

:)

Erin said...

I will play Haley.. I am headed over to post on my blog so I will add a pic in.

Mama said...

Me too, Haley! It may take me a few to find the grad pic...don't even know if I have a prom one anymore...Let me see what I can come up with.

Looking back, its amazing the things we learn and do and how our perspective changes. I haven't 'known' you long at all, but I see you growing in that short time...

Hope you have a great tomorrow!
hugs!~m

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