May 30, 2011

on myself, eight years ago...

"It's tough right now. I don't feel ready to step out into the new and exciting 'world' that's expected of me. Part of me does want to get away, move to California and start anew — full of dreams and new experiences. But I still feel like a little girl some days, nervous to meet someone new or to be alone without someone's hand to hold mine.


I don't know if I could be somewhere where I wasn't able to look next to me and see someone there, helping me along. But I guess that's what it's all about, right? Learning to do it all on your own? Making decisions and creating a dream all your own?"

— written by me, at 18

10 comments :

  1. Very beautiful and deep and from your heart, Kerri! And look at you now! Happily married, such a brilliant woman, having your own little brilliant baby. Your life is so darn CUTE. It's awesome! ;)

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  2. its really nice to read our early writings

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  3. I love reading old snippets from my diary - they surprise me sometimes, and they also make me laugh a lot. You've come a long way Kerri! :)

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  4. Isn't it fun to look back? To remember, to see the chasm between then and now? And yet to realize that the "chasm" is simultaneously huge and tiny? Because how far away from ourselves can we really get? And yet, how much do we change?

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  5. That post is everything that I am going through right now! So that is inspiring words to read!
    You were pretty smart back then! And now, of course, but even then!

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  6. Um, how cool is this? Very, that's how.

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  7. Yourself, eight years ago, was a pretty smart girly.

    (I wish the 18-year-old girls I know now were like this!)

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  8. Thank you for sharing. Are there parts of you that still feel this way? I know it's true for me.

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  9. I'd forgotten what it felt like to be 18. I remember being so excited to start college but also a little nervous to be "out there" in the world. The thing I'd forgotten was how many dreams I had! I need to keep remember those and purposing to make them come true.

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