Such a big girl! All grown up.
Then you actually are grown up and five years is just a small part of your life plan, it is so short and goes in the blink of an eye.
For the class of 'twenty-ten' it has been five years since graduation and I can't help but wonder who actually achieved their 5 year goals of their life plan? Who is just now realising that the 5 year plan they made isn't what they want any more? Who is looking at their back-up plan and who is happily writing new plans.
The five years since graduation have changed me irrevocably, I am a completely different creature to the haughty, defensive, cynical blonde that I was. I have embraced a completely different attitude, one that sees me letting my guards down and letting people get close to me.
I am a person who gets a call from a drunk friend and no longer says 'Ugh, just catch a taxi' instead I ask where they are, go pick them up, take them home, throw them in the shower, tuck them into bed making sure they are laying on their side so they don't choke on their own vomit and go home.
Did I see this in my 5 year plan? No. Definitely not.
Am I happy that I am that person now? Yes.
Its surreal to me that after five years of life experience, of completing two years of University, renting, paying bills, finding new friends, losing other friends, starting to find my place in this World, losing grip and experiencing disappointment that I sit here feeling like I am still exactly where I was 5 years ago. Trying to make plans for my future, wondering what kind of person I might be in 5 years and hoping beyond hope that I like who I am.