Thursday, July 17, 2008

Light Speed to Endor

Sometimes I feel like my life is running at light-speed.  Seriously where has all of the time gone?  Apparently, my cousin Jenn got married 9 years ago today (Congrats!).  I still don't know if this is quite true because I swear that this could have happened like last month.  Jenn had a very luxury wedding and I remember it very well, even if I was only 12 at the time.  Highlights included:  Jenn having a hair catastrophe the morning of her wedding, Grandpa being electrocuted on the elevator in the temple, Chrissi being 8 months preggo and about to pop, beautiful flowers, yummy food and lots of dancing.  So seriously, where has the last 9 years gone? 

Apparently I did the following:  went to middle school and got a 4.0 while there, spoke at my middle school graduation, went to high school, was my Sophomore class president, took driver's ed and almost failed the test because of speeding on the freeway (HAHA), got my driver's license, got my first car (green Jeep Wrangler), hated high school, took a bunch of AP classes, Yearbook pres my senior year, took dental assisting class so I only had to go to high school half a day, realized I wanted to become a dentist, graduated high school (with Honors), started taking actual classes at UVSC before graduation, couldn't go to senior all night party because I had college classes the next morning, went to UVSC for 3 years and took a lot of hard classes, worked in an orthodontic office, realized I wanted to become an orthodontist, took the DAT, graduated from UVU with my BS in Biology in only 3 years (suckers), and now here I am today trying to make a plan to keep myself busy so that I won't remember the next 9 years of my life. 

So pretty much all I've done is go to school for the last 9 years and that's all I'll do for the next 9.  But, here's my rational.  One day, I'll be a rich orthodontist and I'll have a luxury house and car and I won't have to work everyday of the week, and I can go on luxury vacations and go on a lot of humanitarian trips.  One day I'll look back on these days and say, "It was all worth it."


The Pendletons said...

I'm glad it's you, not me doing all the schooling. I finished high school with no desire to go to school another day in my life. I guess that is why I will be in an office job and not so luxury forever.

Jackie said...

That's what it's all about!

Just make sure you stay happy and enjoy it!

Jenn S. said...

This is just the beginning, I can't wait to see where you are in 9 more years (I'll be OLD!!)

PS - shout out in the bloggerino.

Troy and Nancee said...

Hi Danielle. This is Nancee Phillips (Jenn's old friend). Remember me? I used to come to your house when we were freshman in college. It is so weird to check out your blog. In my mind, you had always stayed 12, but clearly that has changed. Check us out at Tell your family hello.

Birdee said...

"Don't waste time with BOYS. We're going to be DOCTORS."

:) Always and forever!

shan1420 said...

UMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!! Excuse me!! you forgot your best friend and bsb/nsync obsession in that review of life, thank you very much. Howie is sad. I demand an amendment or redo.