Feeling overly nostalgic this morning, I started thinking about all of the roles we play in life. All of the titles we assume on the path that leads us to where we are at this very moment. Just think about it for a moment and a vivid timeline will appear...
I was born a daughter, grand-daughter and niece.
At 4 months, I was a cousin.
At 3 1/2, I became a sister.
At 4 years, 9 months, I entered kindergarten and became a student. Sometime that year, if not before, I was called friend.
Through school I was a a reader, soccer player (briefly), swimmer, Editor-in-Chief, honor student and then, high school graduate.
In college, I was psych major, a children's entertainer (part time job), copy girl, Resident Advisor, girlfriend, tennis player and woman of the world as I lived, studied and traveled in England.
After graduate school, I became a social worker and this role defined me for many years until I assumed my new role two years ago, staff trainer.
In February 2009, I was blessed to become a wife to my incredible husband.
This year, beginning today at 35 years young, I am about to take on my most coveted, anticipated, dreamt about role yet.
I will be Mom.
Life, in all of it's roles and forms is very sweet and this year is my proof positive that the very best things do, in fact, come to those who are willing to wait patiently.
Today I am 35 and I am infinitely blessed.