A lifetime ago, I started my first “real” job as a programmer.

Now, I am two months into a job working as a software engineer at a great company.

A lifetime ago, I was recently single after having been in and out of relationships for as far back as I could remember.

Now, I am approaching my second wedding anniversary and eagerly awaiting the birth of my first child in the very near future.

A lifetime ago, I was unable to enroll in classes because I owed the university money that I couldn’t afford to pay back.

Now, I am a recent college graduate with a bachelor of science in computer science and a minor in music.

A lifetime ago, I was a little over halfway through a 13-year tour of all the finest (and some less-than-fine) apartment complexes in Lawrence.

Now, I am settling into a newly purchased house and trying to navigate the craziness that being a homeowner entails.

A lifetime ago, I had all these ideas about where I would go and what I would do.

Now, everything is completely different than I had imagined in almost every way. Few, if any, things are worse than I expected them to be. A great many things are better. But the vast majority is simply different than I thought it would be.


Who knows where I will be a lifetime from now?