I used to be such a slob that I won messiest room in my college dorm’s slam book. It wasn’t a surprise. My roommate and I were filthy, I make no excuses. Now I am obsessed with a clean house. It’s exhilarating and terrifying all at once.
I used to not know how to cook anything except really good scrambled eggs and a great bowl of Kraft Mac and Cheese. Then I started cooking at my dad’s restaurant, went to culinary school and worked in the industry until 2008. I now work as a distributor, selling meat to local chefs and retail stores. While I love my job, I occasionally miss being in a professional kitchen with its excellent combination of moral support and dirty talk. But now I get the best of both worlds and that can’t be beat.
I used to hate Oregon, but now I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
I used to think I would end up a crazy cat lady. Then I worked with this interesting and adorable guy who wooed me with gifts of new Global knives and ice cream cakes. We got married. Now I have two cats and am still a little crazy.
Moral: some things change, some things remain the same.