Feeling Reminiscent

TIt's Thursday which is normally known in the social media world as "Throwback Thursday" simply put people like to share old photos with the hashtag #TBT or #ThrowbackThursday.

I decided to partake in some throwback this week and going through my old photos I started to feel a tad sad. 

So much has changed in the last 7 years- for one thing 7 years really freaking flys by! 

I went from running on Ferris's cross country and track team, partying with friends and the only new clothes I bought were from Forever 21 becuase we all know they have the best, cheapest "going out clothes."  To now where I am working full time, and I'm married... Let me repeat that, IM MARRIED!  

I love my current life don't get me wrong, and I have made an abundance of new friends that I wouldn't trade for the world but I do sometimes miss my college days.

The picture above was summer 2006- that was me and my teammate/roommate Leanna.  It feels like yesterday that Leanna and I were going to parties, running together and hanging with her crowd of friends (she was older and wiser than I with a slew of friends!) 

A few years ago Leanna passed away from cancer.  The first friend I have had to pass away at such a terrible young age.

On another note spring '07 came and track season was one of my best I had in college.  This group of girls were known as the "fearsome foursome" we were a small group of distance girls who did not one but two events in one meet! I did the 3,000 meter run and the 10,000.  The other three girls did the 5,000 and 10,000.  

We had such a good time and I can remember the elated feeling I had in my gut knowing coach thought I was good enough at conference to not run one but two major distance events. 

Now the girls are scattered all over the US.  Julia in Colorado, Kristen I believe is West Virginia and Ashley is married with a baby girl here in Grand Rapids! 

Now this picture above is one of my favorites! It was 2007/2008? I can barely remember haha, this group of crazy kids road tripped to Soaring Eagle Casino to watch Godsmack live in concert.  We got there to discover Timmy (far left) had got the date wrong and it was actually Disney's Ally and AJ performing! We stuck around and had some beers and it's still one of the best memories I have from college! 

I am positive Nikki hates this picture above but I always liked this one! It was 2008 my final season of cross country.  I remember it so well because it was my last Bulldog Invite! This was Nikki's sophomore year my 5th year (I redshirted one season) we still remain best friends and she was the maid of honor in my wedding! 

Whew! Anyway I'm all flustered and teary eyed! Hah! I'm done being nostolgic for now- last week of performances for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson! Then I'll be auditioning for Jesus Christ Superstar and Carrie The Musical at Circle Theatre. 

Lets not forget my crazy training that starts Monday for Kalamazoo marathon! Ahhhhh! I'm not ready! :p

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