Saturday, March 19, 2011
After High School Memories..
Some of my favorite memories are from High School, but a good portion are from right after High School.
Right after High School we had a party at Layton Park with my friends. We cooked hamburgers and hot dogs and played games. It was a blast. It wasn't too long after that, that I realized I probably wouldn't see a lot of my friends too much longer. Some were going off to College, others were starting jobs and I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do with my life. Things started out slow, somedays I wish I could go back and start over and head straight to College, other days, I wouldn't take any of it back. I first worked for Farmers Insurance Agency calling customers to try to get them to sign up for insurance, it was a horrible job and I think lasted a week if I remember right. I had then interviewed for a job selling knives, yes you read that right, I sold knives for about 3 weeks, it wasn't too bad at first and I actually did pretty well. But it was something I knew I didn't want to do long term. I then had started looking for other things, applied everywhere, at this time I wasn't really in a relationship, I was dating several guys, but never in a million years did I see myself married. 9/11 happened and I remember being scared, I wanted to join the military, but my Mom had begged me not too. In a way I wish I would've, I think I would have a college degree and a stable job. But would I have been happy being away from my Family...no. I also wouldn't have a beautiful family or maybe I would've, who knows.
Right after 9/11, I was hired on by a temp agency to work at the place I currently do. I worked about 2 weeks after 9/11 until the day before Thanksgiving. I then applied to work at the place and got hired on a day after my 18 birthday.
My 18 birthday was a blast, we had a party at my house with all my friends. Now looking at my pictures I realize all my good friends from High School are missing. Because they were gone to college. I remember going through a weird time in my life wondering if I would ever see some of my friends again, they were my world. My life revolved around them and its funny to me now, but when your a teenager nothing else matters.
Right after I started my job permanently I was hooked up with a guy from High School. At first I didn't like him, but he treated me right and I had just got done dating guys who were immature and wrong for me. This guy was actually the guy I thought I would marry (I know its weird to write this now). He advised me right after we made it official that he was going to go on a mission. I was fine with that and figured if things were meant o be, then I would be here when he got back. We dated for 6 months and broke up a month before he left. His Mom hated me, because I wasn't LDS. This was one of the hardest things in my life and I will never forget it to this day. He left on his mission in May and I swore I wasn't gonna write him, but I did and not too long after he left I started attending the LDS church. I went every single Sunday with my best friend Misty. I then started taking the missionary discussions and committed to getting baptised. It was the day before my baptism that I backed out. I knew I was doing it for the wrong reasons and if I was going to do something like that it wouldn't be for a guy. I still wrote him for about a month after this and then I called things off. It was hard, but I knew things were meant to be and I wasn't okay with making things any worse than they already were.
It was right after this that I met Bob. I didn't think I would marry Bob when I met him, but right away we connected. It was something magical. He loved me for me and didn't judge me for what I did or didn't do in my life.
Somedays I miss High School and being single, but I wouldn't trade my family for the world. I guess when you are a teenager life seems easier or looks easier, even though you may not believe it at the moment. You don't have bills atleast. But I would take bills, house payment, car payments and all those other yucky things anyday if it meant I could have my 3 adorable kids and family. Its simply amazing!
Posted by Clemments Family at 4:01 PM