Half a Lifetime Ago

Half a lifetime ago,

Never did I ever…

…think that I would run a marathon.

Never did I ever…

…imagine I would marry Tate Huffman (♥).

Never did I ever…

…picture myself living in Central Virginia-and loving it!

Never did I ever…

…see myself as someone who would look back at the two tattoos she got as a teenager, smile, and think “silly girl”.

Never did I ever…

…think that I would live in a foreign country for a year.

Never did I ever…

…wonder about whether my hypothetical future children will look more like Tate or me.

Never did I ever…

…envision myself getting so much satisfaction out of teaching dance.

Never did I ever…

… fantasize about having my own studio where I can teach dance, Pilates, yoga, and strength classes.  (Pilates class tonight!)

Never did I ever…

…guess that my love of writing and photography would lead me to this blog and this great big beautiful webosphere.

 

12 Comments

  1. Love this. I never thought I would be (almost) a dentist, married to the man I’m married to, or still in university at 36. But lots of other things have happened that I DID expect: I’m a hockey mom, get to travel regularly, have 2 gorgeous kids and a comfortable life. Life is good!

  2. Half a lifetime ago I would not have believed that I would have a beautiful adult daughter and baby grandson. My half is longer than you are alive. Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing.

    • gracefulfitness

      :)! I know what you mean! I am not in my hometown but I moved across country so I could be close to home and I can’t believe how much I love it!

  3. Leslie

    As someone who is “old enough to be your mother” let me warn you the journey that is your life will continue to amaze you. Every time I think I see a predictable path ahead I am amazed when the path takes a new turn. Some twist and turns along the way were very disappointing at the time, it was years later that I was able to see that God had a blessing in store for me that I would have missed had I not taken the unplanned detour. I’m glad your journey has brought you to me through this blog. Loved this post!

  4. Love this… hmmm half a decade ago I was 11 years old. Wow there is so much I didn’t know I can barely even wrap my mind around it. It’s amazing to think where I might be in another decade.
    P.s… Love modern dance, it’s my minor in college right now 🙂 What types of dance do you teach?

    • gracefulfitness

      Modern! I am a modern dancer all the way. Where are you in school? I got my B.F.A from the modern dance program at the University of Utah.

  5. papa

    Half my lifetime ago you were conceived. I never imagined the day would come that I would sit at a computer, sometimes with a grandchild on my lap, reading your daily entries and seeing your wonderful digital photography, then sending in my reply through a satellite. I never would have imagined working for the local dance collective (which is the same age as you) that nurtured your development and now hosts your professional guest appearances.

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