Monday, October 15, 2012

Show & Tell: 'When I Was 17'

It has been a couple of weeks since I've linked up for Becky's 'Show & Tell' Mondays, and I wanted to give it another try this week because the questions made me laugh. 

I remember thinking I was so old and grown up already at 17, and when I look back now, I realize that my parents were right when they said I had a lot more learning and growing to do. 

This Week's Linkup Questions: 'When I was 17...'

1. When you were 17, tell us what kind of car you drove, where you worked, and what you were usually up to on the weekends.

My very first car was a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo in dark grey/silver. I loved that car. I had wanted a Jeep for the longest time, and one Christmas, my parents surprised the entire family it. Although it was primarily for me, it came with the responsibility of picking up driving shifts and errands with and for my younger siblings. Which was totally worth it :o)

I worked at a local pharmacy, which also happens to be the business that my Mom now manages back in Hometown, NJ.  I was mainly a cashier, but also fulfilled and unpacked orders. It wasn't very exciting, but it gave me some spending money. I also babysat a lot all throughout high school and college. Now that was a good way to make money!

On weekends, I usually worked a shift, and always hung out with the same group of friends, which I've talked about before here. I think it was your typical teenage mix of fun, friends, working and family time.

2. Show us a picture of you when you were 17 {roughly}.

Hmm, not sure I have a good pic from when I was 17, but here is one from around 19?

3. When you were 17, tell us what you wanted to be when you "grew up."

I laughed when I read Becky's answer to this question, because mine is exactly the same. I have always wanted to be a Mom. Perhaps that's why I spent so much of my time babysitting. I have always loved kids and would dream about my someday husband and family. Now that I am married to the man I will have a family with, I am even more excited about what the future holds for us. 

But, in the same way that Becky had other aspirations, I did as well. I went to school and enrolled in the 'Pre-Med' track. I thought I wanted to be a Pediatrician. This basically just meant that my general education classes were heavy in math and science. It only took me about one semester to realize that this was not the right track for me, and I quickly switched over to Communications, and well, the rest is history.
4. When you were 17, tell us the kind of boys that you dated. Did you have a type? Do you have a relationship you remember well? Tell us about it.

 Did I have a type? Hmm, well the guys that I dated were all moderately athletic and attractive. Other than that, they were all different in their own way. 

As far as memories, yes I have plenty. I have one rocky relationship that my parents ended up forbidding before I finally came around and moved on. There was always some type of boy drama in my house full of girls. I have lots of memories of my old relationships, and they each taught me things about myself and helped prepare me for my husband. So, as heartbreaking as some of it may have been, I am thankful and happy to look back on the road that got me here.
5. When you were 17, tell us where you pictured your life 10 years from then. Did it turn out the way you expected it to?

First of all, when I was 17, I thought 27 was so far away, and that my life would bare almost no resemblance to my 17 year old self by the time I got there. The truth is that I am still the same girl. A little older, much wiser, and definitely happier. 

Sure, I thought I would have a husband, dog, house and two kids, and I do have many of those things. We're working on the rest :o)


Kelly said...

Funny how a lot of us wanted to just be a mom. :) Time will come now that you married your hubby. :)
Stopping over from Mrs. To Mama. :)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I might have to link up this week. Fun questions! And look how tiny you were girl! You're barely even there!!