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10 years ago vs. today...poll (non-clicky)

What is something about yourself now that if you had told your ten-years ago self you would be this way, that younger self would have thought you were BSC?

For me (inspired by monkie's meat comment in the below post), it's that I totally could be a vegetarian if DH wasn't such a meat lover.  And that part of the reason for that is that I've become really passionate about how disgusting and unethical factory farming is.  I'm not anti-meat, but I think it should be raised ethically and naturally...which makes it really expensive and kind of hard to come by.  Especially since I'm also anti-imported meat since transporting it has such negative impact on the environment.

These are ideals, since I'm not rich enough to buy all fancy meat, don't have enough time to always hunt down local, ethically raised meat, and have a DH who doesn't give a rat's arse about any of this.  I try to make the best decisions I can but I still feel guilty when I buy a family-size package of on-sale factory-farmed grocery-store chicken breast.

10 years ago I would have argued with my older self, rolled my eyes, and ordered a big, fat, non-grass-fed steak.

So what's one dramatic change you've undergone in the past 10 years?

 

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  • 10 years ago I was 18.....

    I would have thought it would be crazy to enjoy staying in more than going out!

    I love Friday nights.  We order out and stay in.  We usually watch "What Would You Do?" or a Netflix.

    Perfect way to spend a Friday night, IMO.

  • 10 years ago I told myself (and everyone else) that I was never getting married or having children.

     

    Umm... Hmmm, BIG change to that point of view. Now I think I want more kids than the 2 that DH and I agreed upon, and secretly hope that our next pregnancy is twins, just so I can get more than the 2 we agreed on. lol 

  • I would tell myself to move back to my hometown and be a college professor rather than move to this city and go after a high-powered, demanding career (not that being a professor is easy).  I didn't think I'd like my kids so much.  LOL.  And now I'm stuck.

  • 10 years ago I was 12...

    I thought it would have been crazy to NOT like Nsync...

    But on a serious note, I never thought I'd want to be a stay at home mom--- but at that age I hated kids (ummm because I was one of them and didn't realize it!)Now its all I've wanted for a long time now.

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  • That I would be the mother of twins. 

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  • This doesn't have to do with today, but I would've definitely argued with my 10yr-ago-self vs. 2yr-ago-self about cigarettes.  I was a huge anti-smoker back in the day and gave family members and close friends a ridiculously hard time about it.  Then I met my now DH 8 years ago who smoked, more socially but thats besides the point. 

    Within a year of us dating I was smoking when I would drink.  Then it turned into an everyday habit.  It is such a disgusting habit and I wish I would have listened to my 10yr-ago-self.  I am thankful that I kicked it cold turkey one day out of the blue, but my DH is still having a hard time kicking it when we are out with friends and no baby.

  • My 22 year old self would be shocked that I would no longer be into going to Catholic Church or into religion...

    I went through 12 years of Catholic school - was in church choir, altar girl, youth ministry... then a Jesuit College- again church choir, campus ministry... then Jesuit Volunteer Corps.... then interning at a Social Justice department at my alma mater.

    I was really into church and God and all of that until.. well I guess I got burnt out and annoyed with the hypocrisy of my religion. But if you would have told my 22 year old self that... yeah BSC. 

    I still pray and believe in God and spirituality... just not the religion. 


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  • 10 years ago, I'd never had a surgery, (now I've had 4, including a c-section), I wasn't married or even dating anyone seriously, and I didn't have a college degree.
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  • Ten years ago if you would have told me I would be living back in the US I would have never believed you.

    If you would have told me that I would recover from the miscarriage I had almost exactly ten years ago and have a baby someday,never in a million years would I believe you.

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  • I was 17 10 years ago, so I couldn't really think past getting out of high school.

    But I certainly didn't think I would every be married. I just had this thing where I was convinced that I would NEVER ever tie the knot.

    Not to mention kids; I couldn't imagine ever doing that to my body. I worked hard to stay in shape and wasnt' going to sacrifice my washboard stomach for ANYTHING.

    So superficial and naive...

    Although...I DO miss the washboard stomach.

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  • That I would end up marrying the man I was going to meet in 4 months. Only it would be 7 years later.

    Also that I would get my license and actually drive a car. That also didn't happen for 7 more years.

     

  • Well I was 13 so this is a little more difficult, but I will go with that I would ever live in Alaska.
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  • Ten years ago I had just started dating DH and I knew we'd get married some day (although it took us six years to get there).  I have nothing going on right now that would have surprised me ten years ago, and there's really nothing about the last ten years I would change if I could.

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  • Well since I was 10/11 years old 10 years ago, I think pretty much everything is a dramatic change. I probably wouldn't have believed that I would end up hating high school and graduating early and I wouldn't believe that I would meet the person that I want to spend my life with and have my first child with while working at my first job (yeah, that's right... I met my SO while working at the golden arches. lol).

    I didn't believe my mother when she kept telling me that I would understand when I have a child why they made me do certain things and why they wouldn't let me do other things, but I do understand now.

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  • 10 years ago I would have just met my ex-husband. If someone had told me I would marry him & divorce him 6 years later it would have blown my mind. Then, to realize I wouldn't have a baby till I was 36, would have shocked me.

     

    The biggest surprise to myself would be that I would marry a man who wasn't circumsized and would love it. Bahahahahah! I would have thought that was totally gross Tongue Tied

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  • If I told my 14 year old self I would not marry a musician I wouldn't have believed me. Music was and still is for the most part my life but I always thought I would end up with a musician.
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  • Ten years ago I wanted to be an archaeologist in Central America (cave and/or underwater archaeology), travelling all the time and not tied down with family responsibilities. Not only do I love being a wife and mom, but I also love my job as a detention officer, so my priorities have changed drastically. As cool as it would still be, I could never even consider a job like that anymore.


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    The biggest surprise to myself would be that I would marry a man who wasn't circumsized and would love it. Bahahahahah! I would have thought that was totally gross

    HAHAHAHA! Wait...me too.

  • well, 10.5 years ago I would have laughed my ass off if you would have said I'd have 3 kids right now THATS for sure.
  • Ooh, I thought of something!  I would tell myself, "In 2005, when buying a condo seems like such a smart investment, don't do it!!  Wait about three or four years, then buy a house instead!"

    If we ever sell our condo it will be an effing miracle.

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  • image LILBIT1221:
    well, 10.5 years ago I would have laughed my ass off if you would have said I'd have 3 kids right now THATS for sure.

    LOL - 10 years ago, I would have thought I would have had 3 kids by now!  That's how many kids I want, and I thought I'd be done by 30!

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  • I would have thought my hippie-Ralph Nader-Al Gore worshiper-granola loving self would NEVER have married a soldier!

     

    Still blows me away sometimes. Talk about culture shock. The military world is uh, different than what I'm used to, but I like to think it's just helped me grow into a better more understanding person. And I love the way it has stretched my assumptions about people. Couldn't be happier.

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    My 22 year old self would be shocked that I would no longer be into going to Catholic Church or into religion...

    I went through 12 years of Catholic school - was in church choir, altar girl, youth ministry... then a Jesuit College- again church choir, campus ministry... then Jesuit Volunteer Corps.... then interning at a Social Justice department at my alma mater.

    I was really into church and God and all of that until.. well I guess I got burnt out and annoyed with the hypocrisy of my religion. But if you would have told my 22 year old self that... yeah BSC. 

    I still pray and believe in God and spirituality... just not the religion. 


    You go girl!!! :)

  • 10 years ago I was 11 and I thought Pokemon was the coolest thing ever and that my gameboy color was the shiit.

    I thought I'd be a business woman who didn't need a man and lived in nyc....haha





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  • To stick to my guns and keep doing what I know is best, never give into peer pressure. That I am better then that. If I would have done that I probably would have ended up with the right guy...
    When life hands you lemons, you throw them back in life's face and say "F*ck you, I want some Orange juice, B!tch! Make it happen!"

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  • Ten years ago, I never would have thought I'd have a master's degree today and an interest in getting yet another master's degree. I used to totally hate school, and now I cannot absorb enough information.
    "To me, you are perfect."
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  • image heckysue:
    This is kind of me too...although maybe more my 15-years-ago self.  I was more religious as a teen having been raised that way (also Catholic), but by college I was pretty anti-organized religion.  I'm still spiritual but I kind of look at it as more karma...just doing the right thing and being a good person, and that positivity will find it's way back to you.

     

    I knew I liked you!

    And as a PP said... I would have been happily surprised to hear that I would be married to and had a child with the guy I was casually dating at the time.

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  • 10 years ago I was just moving in with my now husband.

    I never wanted kids.

    I never would have considered being a vegetarian (almost vegan now)

    I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. Oh wait, that hasn't changed...

    I wouldn't have guessed that we'd own a house, I'd be in the middle of finishing an English / Psyc BA, or that I'd be thinking about staying home full time.

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  • 10 years ago,I was 19 1/2,and had just gotten engaged to someone else and thought I was starting my life with them.If I could go back,I would have told myself not to settle.

    I would have also told myself not to second-guess myself.What I wanted to go to school for then is what I'm going for now,but I second guessed my abilities and oppurtunities then.

    When I was 19,I thought I'd have 3+ kids by 29,and be married for almost a decade.It's amazing how different life can turn out!

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  • 10 years ago I was 15 and telling everyone that I couldn't wait to get out of the small town I grew up in and go live in a city somewhere. Now here I am in teeny tiny little town and I couldn't imagine living in a city, it's so not me!
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