I've been thinking a lot about things I know now vs. things I knew when I literally thought I knew it all! It's so funny how things, times, people, etc, change!
Then - I thought pregnancy was all glitz and glamour, and while I wasn't so sure I'd love EVERY second of being pregnant, I was sure I wasn't going to complain. After all, there are tons of people who don't get to experience this miracle.
Now - Now, I know that, although I still try really hard not to complain for said reasons listed above, it's hard. And sometimes, whether I like it or not, I cannot do it, or do not want to do it for the simple reason that "I'm pregnant!".
Then - When I was in high school I thought I, like many of us, was invincible. I'm a little embarrassed (and proud too!)to admit that I didn't have sex in high school. For numerous reasons, but my life was drama enough (or so I thought!) that worrying about being late, or getting pregnant, or losing it to the wrong guy would have been way too much on my plate.
Now - Now I know it's a damn good thing I didn't have sex in high school. While I didn't get pregnant while on the pill, the minute, yes almost literally, that I went off the pill I was pregnant. While I have much respect for many people who have children in their teens, it wasn't for me and I wouldn't be where I am today if that would have happened.
Then - I thought my best friend would be my best friend FOREVER!
Now - Now I know that friends come and go, and while I have a few friends that I call my best, I would rather have one good friend, then all my "best friends" from high school combined.
Then - I used to tell myself I'd never do a job that I didn't ABSOLUTELY love.
Now - Life happens. You have bills, and things you want to do, and more bills. And with the economy in shambles like it is, you take what you can get. I'm fortunate... I use my degree and make good money. But, I defintely don't ABSOLUTELY love my job!
These are just a few silly things I've been thinking about lately. I can't believe everything that changes, whether or not we want it too! What about you... what did you think, then vs. now?