24 January 2009

An Era Ends

I've been wanting to write this all week but guess it's been a busy week again. I'm rather intrigued that virtually none of the blogs I read have mentioned Obama's inauguration. I thought most would. Granted many of the ones I keep up with are friends over here to whom it probably doesn't feel much has changed because of the lack of media influence in their lives. Maybe I'm wrong, though.

Before you think I'm going to delve into some great political essay, I'll stop you and instead say I'm going to take a look back at the Bush era...more accurately my life during the "W" era. I realized (ha...just wrote realised...I'm sure those of you living here will appreciate that!) a lot has gone on in 8 years. Being one who reflects on life like I do, on 20 January 2009 as Obama was being sworn in, I couldn't help but remember where I was when George W took office on 20 January 2001.

I was working at Progressive Insurance as a temp in one of their thousands of departments in their headquarters in Mayfield, OH. I don't really remember Bush coming into office, though. I had completed my college degree the previous June and was trying to figure out what I was going to do with life. My parents were just about to move to NC. Shortly after this I felt the Lord's leading to go to seminary, which also happened to be in NC.

So to keep this brief, here are the amusing stats. While Bush was in office I....

--lived in 2 states: Ohio and North Carolina
--attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary for 2 semesters
--MET (and married) MY DEAR HUSBAND! Obviously the best part about the 8 year term!
--had (get this) 9 jobs! Wow. I knew it was a lot, but not that many!
--lived in 8 dorm rooms/apartments/flats/houses and had 10 addresses (thanks to using Mom/Dad's address as our permanent US address and they moved) (No wonder I feel like I've submitted so many change of address forms! That's over one a year.)
--lived in 2 countries
--attended two great churches who preach the Word of God and challenge us to grow in our faith.
--had multiple friends who have been in and out of my life but that's I've loved dearly and miss!

What about you? What happened during your life in those 8 years?

It makes me wonder what will happen in the 4 (or maybe 8) to come while Obama resides in the White House.

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