10 Years Ago
There’s no significance to this day ten years ago.
I sat at St. Cloud State University, in the lobby of Hill-Case Hall, after transferring just a few months earlier from the barren, small town culture at Southwest State University in Marshall, MN. I might have been reading Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War, a surprisingly interesting book prescribed in my History of the World: Antiquity to 1700’s class. I had probably just eaten at Atwood, the student commons; a Rice Krispy bar, maybe a bagel with cream cheese.
I was studying to be a teacher. A science teacher. That was the only thing I had mapped out for my future – I would teach science to middle school kids.
I had absolutely no idea that, in ten years, I’d be sitting at a desk with no kids around me. No classroom. No school. Just a desk at an advertising agency.
That I’d be a writer.
That, on this day, ten years from now, I’d be sitting down to write an ad.
About varicose veins.
Think about that. The future really is pretty hazy, isn’t it?