I saw this fun post from Christina in my reader this morning, and thought this would be fun to do while waiting for my caffeine to kick in (I’m still NOT a morning person… one thing that hasn’t changed over the past ten years).
I will say, that so far I have LOVED my 30’s. Best decade of my life, so far. And since I’m only 32, hopefully it’ll keep getting better & better!
2006: Wendy’s. I ate a LOT of fast food in my 20’s in general, but my boyfriend and I both LOVED spicy chicken sandwiches. (Thankfully I didn’t take photos of my food back then…)
2006: The smothered chicken from Texas Roadhouse. My (at the time) boyfriend and I had one date night a week, and it was almost ALWAYS at Texas Roadhouse, and the chicken was the only thing I ever ordered.
2016: Sushi. I could eat sushi (rainbow rolls in particular) every single day. I actually do eat it at least once a week. If I can’t convince anyone to go with me, I’ll just pick up a roll from the grocery store for lunch. (If you’re looking at grocery store sushi, I’ve found that Kroger’s is the best, followed by Whole Foods & then Harris Teeter. Stay far, far away from Trader Joe’s sushi.Blach.)
2006: Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuits. I worked at a mall, and they opened early for mall employees. I took advantage of those early hours…
2016: Cereal. The whole “not a morning person” thing hasn’t changed. I have to be at work at 9:00, and I don’t get up till 8:00. I pretty much only have time for a quick bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats before I leave the house.
2006: My boyfriend & I were about to celebrate our 3rd anniversary with a cruise to the Bahamas.
2006: I was 22, working towards my BA in History, working at Hallmark, dating Tyler, and (according to my Live Journal) trying to lose weight.
2006: I worked at Hallmark part time, and had been there for three years (I would end up working there for 4 more).
2016: Office administrator. Not what I had planned to do with my life, but it’s a good job, with a good company, so I have nothing to complain about.
2016: I’ve stopped drinking the Honda kool-aid, and now drive a purple Nissan Rogue. And I freaking LOVE IT. After my last Honda experience (a 2010 Civic), I will never buy a Honda again. I’ll also only drive SUVs from here on out.
Coffee Shop of Choice:
2006: I didn’t drink coffee, but I usually got hot chocolate from Ritazza (the little cafe on campus).
2016: Still don’t drink coffee, but I sometimes drink green tea from Starbucks.
2006: Gap, Old Navy, Target, J. Crew
2016: Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Target.
2016: I was blonde all summer, but I went back to brunette in January. It’s still shoulder length, and lightly layered. But now I pay someone to color it. And I use a higher quality shampoo. My favorite it Pureology, but lately I’ve been using Joico.
2006: My mom.
2016: Still my mom. She’s had a really rough year, but she just keeps going.
2006: My favorite author was Sophie Kinsella… I read chick lit, and nothing but chick lit. This little gem was from a Live Journal post in 2006:
Speaking of cocktails, I was at Target the other day (I know, surprise, surprise) and they had a book called Cocktails for Three, by Madeleine Wickham, who also writes as SOPHIE KINSELLA. DUDE! Seriously? WTF? Sophie, excuse me, Madeleine, my favorite author, is actually someone else? I was shocked. And excited because, yay! new chick lit!”
Ugh. I was obnoxious.
2016: Chick lit now makes me gag. Seriously. This summer I wanted to see how much my tastes had changed, so I re-read a book I used to consider a favorite. It was terrible. I still like fiction, but I like it to be a little smarter. I’ve also gotten really into biographies and cookbooks lately. Although, with the exception of cookbooks, most of my “reading” is now done with Audible.
So, this was fun. How different are you from the person you were 10 years ago?