There's no turning back now!
Throughout life, a woman comes upon several realizations that her life is changing and that there is no turning back. Last night, another big one hit me ....
Of course, you have your obvious "changes" when you come upon the pubesant years. Then you have the drama of high school, dating, getting your license, turning 18 and departing from high school into the world of college, thus opening the flood gates to adulthood ... although for me it still took a while to actually "grow up" per se.
Well here I sit now, almost 28 years old, got a great job at Farm World Newspaper, been married nearly 5 years to Big D, farming on our own for about 3 years and expecting our first bambino in July. Well - when we decided to start a family I knew alot of things would change in our lives, but I didn't really anticipate this one ... (are you digging the suspense ...?!)
You see last night I attended a fun monthly dinner club with a great group of farm gals in celebration of Cinco de Mayo! (many of these gals would make excellent future bloggers BTW - Lindsey and Betsy - I am referring to YOU! And Miss Hannah is already an outstanding blogger - check her out at Off the Cuff and Indypendent http://offthecuffandindypendent.blogspot.com/)
As I sat across the dinner table enjoying some guac and chips and a glass of water (no margarita for me and talk of margaritas didn't really interest me, surprising - I know!), I found out quickly that I really was the odd (wo)man in the group. I am different now ... my priorities have changed while anticipating for the arrival of our Baby Girl and I'm OK with that. I'm finding I have more to talk about with mommys and mommys to be. The old days of partying and drinking are falling farther behind me. However, I know my friends will revel in the day when they can share some stories of my pre-baby days when my daughter is old enough and hopefully old enough to know better than I did!
To my best girlfriends - I'm still the same gal, just with a growing set of new, very important priorities - so you'll have to forgive me as my conversations may lean toward the mommy side here and there, and a little of everywhere!
Tata for now!