Longest Years of my Life

I have lived a thousand lives in the last five years.

As I move back into the house we left in 2010, I can’t help but realize how much has changed since my computer was last on this table, in this room. My kids, for whom we bought this space bigger than my cozy condo, don’t remember being here. Don’t remember their first birthday party, swim lesson, Halloween. I show them pictures of themselves in these rooms, and they look at me as some if I am weilding some Elsa-like sorcery — or have badass Photoshop skills. But the truth is, any 5 years has a mountain of changes — I’m just lucky enough to put it in perspective.

In the last five years, I have been a:

  • College professor
  • Band director
  • Flute instructor
  • Technology Teacher
  • Band member
  • Groupie
  • Pop ensemble
  • Baptist
  • Country music fan
  • Karaoke 2.0 participant
  • Unemployed
  • Stay at home mom
  • Online instructor
  • Dissertation supervisor
  • Pre-K music teacher
  • Presenter
  • Author
  • Facilitator
  • CEO
  • President
  • International non-profit recruiter
  • Manager
  • Financial advisor
  • Room mom
  • Elementary music teacher
  • Middle school music teacher
  • Choir director
  • Guitar instructor
  • Board member
  • Scheduler
  • Negotiator
  • Runner
  • Mentor
  • Half-marathoner

The only thing I know, is — as Ferris says —

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