Where will you be in ten years?

May 25, 2010 at 7:42 am | Posted in Life and Living | 6 Comments
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Ah yes, the question asked of every high school senior since what seems like the beginning of time.  Where will you be in ten years?  A page out of my yearbook takes a stab at it for every graduating senior.  It’s actually more like a jab since most of the answers are meant to be funny like the guy who will be a Chippendales dancer in Vegas, or kind of mean like the girl who discovers she’s not where it’s at.  Mine too was sort of a personal jab that I guess might offend some people, but it takes a lot to offend me which I think is a pretty well known fact.  It also helps that I happen to have an idea of just who may have written the one for me.  This guy and I had this sort of kindergarten crush relationship all throughout school where he would try to say mean things to me but I never would get offended, but then he’d say something nice a second later.  This is just a reminder of that interesting piece in my history.

A typical night out in high school -- to be fair, I borrowed this shirt from a friend

Anyways, back to what it said.  Ready?  Dana stops shopping in the Kiddie dept. That’s it.  To be fair, when I was in high school baby tees were popular.  I didn’t dress any differently than anyone else.  It just so happens I am a small person, and I haven’t grown since high school, but the point has been taken.

So how accurate is this statement?  Well, I still shop in the juniors’ section of department stores and such, but I have added some more sophisticated stores to my list.  I was given some advice at my last job regarding this topic.  My old boss was a little girl like me, and since we were consultants, we needed to look worth the money.  Being little is a disadvantage when it comes to trying to look older than you are.  Luckily, I’m back in mainstream non-profit where the dress codes are a little more lax.  With that said, I have tried to at least look my age, and on the rare occasion that I need to look more sophisticated, I am more prepared to do that.

Professional Dana!

I’m not gonna lie.  I still have some tee shirts from when I was a kid. Would you believe that my elementary school tee shirt still fits me?  Sure it fits differently, but it still looks fine for a weekend hang around the house shirt.

It’s still one more year until this ten year mark, but I don’t know how much will change in that one year.  I think that I dress appropriately for my age though.  I no longer wear shirts that show my stomach and most of my clothes are not as tight or short as they used to be.

So I guess I have started to stop shopping in the kiddie department.  Good prediction!

A typical night out nowadays

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