Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Time Travel Tuesday



You're 21.
What's going on in your life?
Who are you spending most of your time with?
What's favorite things to do? eat? hobby?


My 21st year began as I started my senior year of college. My cousin Jenn and I plus another girlfriend decided it was time to end our commutes to school and rent our own apartment. It was a 3-bedroom townhouse and actually one of the older complexes in the city. It had been built in the 1970s as far as I remember but still had a new feel about it with the spacious rooms and newly replaced tan carpet. The bathroom tub was another story. We lived there for almost 2 years, and I never once took a bath due to the permanent ring of filth lining the bottom and rims of the tub. Every time I cleaned it, I used three different types of chemicals to disinfect, but it never seemed to help.

This year was a time of new beginnings and me getting my feet wet being (somewhat) on my own. It was the first time I had to get a job. I did work previously at an afterschool childcare program a few hours a week, but this job would entail more hours to pay some real bills. I was hired as a sales clerk at Goody's, my then favorite clothing store.

This was also the time I had come to full realization that I was in love with Matt (Beef), my now husband. Our story (in 8 parts, yes 8) is detailed here. He hadn't a clue and wouldn't for another year and a half. He was one of my best friends along with Joseph, my high school classmate. Joseph decided to warrant the help of Matt to make a movie for my birhtday. His idea was to remake a section of the Blaire Witch Project and to film it in the woods near Matt's home. Josh, Matt's brother, was coereced into wielding the camara.

The film took place beginning at dusk and ending a couple of hours later. They set on a path heading toward a rundown, secluded house in the forest all the while spinning supposedly true tales about a various murders and/or hauntings that took place in the area. Of course, the movie ended with all the guys disappearing. It didn't reach the scariness they had hoped, but they never knew I showed the movie to anyone willing to watch. And I replayed it numerous times to see my beloved in action. I still have the movie somewhere.

All in all, I have some wonderful memories of that particular year, especially of our apartment -- mostly because I shared it with Jennifer. We had grown up together, were saved around the same time, and both endured depression. She became my confidant during my time of despair as she had come out of hers with God's help. I felt I couldn't have left the safety of my parent's home with anyone else. She comforted me during the many months of my broken heart as I waited on Matt's eyes to open. We spent hours talking and laughing. It was a year to remember.

How was your 21st year? Join in and share at Annie's.


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9 comments:

KC said...

LOL that movie sounds funny..I bet you just loved watching it over and over..
sounds like you had a great year.
Loved your TTT this week.

Nancy Face said...

Making that movie must have been a blast! Those crazy guys, haha! :D

Yay for true love! ♥

Thank you for sharing! :)

tonsofsons said...

That movies sounds so fun! How cool is that?

Glad your dh finally opened his eyes.

Happy Tuesday!

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annie said...

Sounds like a good year for you. Nice to have someone so close to help you through transition.

Mike said...

At 21, I believe I was working in a newspaper. I complained to my editor that he was not giving me big assignments.

My editor agreed. He assigned me to do a story about big cows.

I'm not kidding.




Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

Mike said...

At 21, I believe I was working in a newspaper. I complained to my editor that he was not giving me big assignments.

My editor agreed. He assigned me to do a story about big cows.

I'm not kidding.




Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

VAIL said...

Big Cows! Oh Mike, that is funny! Anyways - would just LOVE to see that movie - bet it is soooo funny! When I was 21 I had been married 6 months, working 2 jobs, going to college full time, my HWH was in the Coast Guard and gone half of every month. I missed him when he was gone, but life was sooooo good then. (Not that it isn't now - but it was then too!)

Donetta said...

It is a wonderful thing to have a good confidant during lonely hours. Nice post.

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

You should download the movie to You Tube!

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