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Thursday, May 12, 2011

"Cause just like that you're six years old and you take a nap, and you wake up and you're 25..."

Today, in a very special edition of {the ivy project}, a look back at how the Oklahoma girl got to the Ivy League and the Big Apple...

Ten years ago today, I graduated from high school.  Yikesabee.  I was convinced that the following summer was hands down, without a doubt, the best summer of my life...that it would never get better than that. 

Thank God it did.  :-)

In honor of the occasion, a look back at a few highlights of the last ten years...

One unforgettable summer in Italy

Two degrees from Baylor University (Sic Em Bears!)

Three trips to Paris with three different people (you know who you are)

Four churches...and, I am a little ashamed to admit in the same line, four trips to Vegas

Five apartments (three in Waco, one in Italy, one in OKC)

 Six best friends (Baby Sister, Chris, Mana, Grant, Michael, you all)

Seven suitcases for five countries, 16 states, and a ridiculous number of plane rides and road trips (including a miserable train ride through Switzerland and the infamous Los Angeles tsunami "vacation")

Eight family graduations (for just four grandchildren...we like school)

Nine higher education conferences (side note: I might be getting too old for the ridiculousness that occurs...they are a lot more fun than they sound)

Ten different jobs (OK Department of Environmental Quality, Baylor Magazine, Baylor Student Activities, Village Baptist Church, Waco Habitat for Humanity, Waco Baptist Association, Teach For America, Oklahoma State University Foundation, Baylor Counseling Center, Oklahoma City Community College)

And, in honor of the beginning of the eleventh year post-high school...

Eleven trips to New York (not including the upcoming one with a one-way ticket)

Here's to an even better next ten years...


  1. My head is spinning! I'm so grateful I was able to share these past ten years with you! I can't wait to see what the next ten hold.

  2. So much fun! It's amazing what can happen in 10 years... now I'm sure to be thinking about mine :) So excited for your move to New York! You'll have a blast!!