- 5 years ago
Of course we change throughout our lifetimes, but an article I was reading today mentioned how we tend to notice trends in changes across 5 year spans. I don’t know that it is necessarily true, but it got me thinking about my life over the past 5 years because a lot has changed.
So bees, how old are you now and what have you noticed has changed the most/least (personally, professionally, relationship-wise, etc) in the past five years?
I will go first…
Age Now: 25
So, five years ago I was 20, and I was halfway through my junior year of college…
I used to be more outwardly competitive and emotional at times. I HATED to lose and was overly competitive in sports, classes and even when playing board games. I have since calmed the F*CK down a lot. As in, many things do not get me riled up or agitated. I was never crazy or constantly emotional, but I have noticed I have much better sense of control over my emotions and reactions to things. I don’t take things (like feedback and criticism) so personally either, but more constructively. So emotionally, I have matured quite a bit.
My biggest changes over the past five years have been in terms of work/career have been working at two different companies and then getting promoted a few times. I currently work in the education sector, while my degree was in Psychology and Spanish, and I started working at a noprofit foundation.
Biggest difference is…I AM MARRIED NOW! I was with my Darling Husband five years (10 1/2 years in total), but we were just dating and weren’t really contemplating marriage. We were focused on college, travelling, pursuing individual hobbies and hanging out with friends. A lot of my friends were people I met during sports or through social clubs. We went to lots of movies, hung out at other people’s houses and were really social.
Now, we are homebodies. We have games nights with friends and go to the movies/out to eat, but we are perfectly content staying at home as well. We have decided to save our money by doing less expensive social things so that we can spend more on larger trips/vacations.
So bees, how have you changed in the past five years?