When I was little my mom used to take my sister and I shopping. I was probably no more than 9 with hair up to my ears and bangs. I had teeth that were big for my face and eyes that eventually I grew in to. I was lanky and small. And super shy. We walked from round rack to round rack at all of our favorite department stores and as always I'd wander off.
I would look at all the grown up women in the store. So sophisticated and free of parents, school, and maybe had some kick ass job in a big office with a window view of the whole city. Okay, so what can I say? I was a bit of a day dreamer. Alright, a big day dreamer.
I dreamed of traveling, of seeing the world, of what I would look like when I was older. I would wonder what I would be like at 25 and how my life would be. I imagined a house with chic decor and a dog.
Obviously, at 9 a girl doesn't know the world. How it works and how quickly a simple event can vastly change the direction of your life. Although my life is different, I think my 9 year old self would be proud. I have traveled some, I grew into my features and got rid of the short haircut, I have a dog and I live in a beautiful house with people I love. I'm 25 and my life is better than what I dreamed it would be.
And a meal at Lucille's Smokehouse isn't too shabby either :).