25 Things: Then and Now

I came across this 25 things post from 2016 and thought it would be interesting to fill it out again. It has been six years since I wrote that post and my life is drastically different than it was in 2016! Jimmy and I had been married less than two years, I was working as a pet sitter, and Lola was our only pet!

Now we have a sweet almost four-year-old, a baby on the way, a cool black cat (Malcolm!), and Siberian husky (Niva!). We’ve been married eight years and I work in the real estate industry, homeschool Sadie, and run an Etsy shop. Yep, it’s safe to say life is different!

So, let’s do this post again! You find both sets of answers below 😊

2016 I’m happiest when… I’m with dogs.
2022 I’m happiest when… I’m alone.

Sitting on couch with Daily Grace Co. Bible study on the book of Jonah

2016 …especially if… We’re on a walk with Jimmy.
2022 …especially if… I’m studying God’s Word or wandering aimlessly around Target.

2016 I’ve always wanted to… write a book.
2022 I’ve always wanted to… have a family of my own.

2016 My family and I… are very close. We love each other 🙂
2022 My family and I… are even more close than we were in 2016!

Family Christmas photo

2016 I was a terrible… Basketball player. When I was in elementary school, I played in a youth basketball league. My parents told me if I scored a basket during the season, they would take me to a local candy store I loved so I could pick something out. I never scored a basket the whole season, but my parents felt bad and took me to the candy store anyways, haha.
2022 I was a terrible… soccer player, too. I used to do cartwheels on the field and pick flowers 😂

2016 My first job was… At a pizza shop.
2022 My first job was… At a pizza shop and I loved it!

2016 I could probably eat eggs every day.
2022 I could probably eat cereal every day.

Honey Nut Cheerios with bananas and blueberries

2016 I was born on the same day as… Donald Trump.
2022 I was born on the same day as… Donald Trump and John MacArthur.

2016 My all-time favorite films are… Lilo and Stitch and Sharknado.
2022 My all-time favorite films are… I think Sharknado still tops the list 😜

2016 I wish I could… Get over my fear of flying.
2022 I wish I could… Travel more now that I’m not afraid to fly!

2016 I do a pretty mean… Roz (the secretary from Monster’s Inc.) impression.
2022 I do a pretty mean… Sadie (my child) impression.

2016 I’m still mad… I stressed out so much about having good grades in college.
2022 I’m still mad… I didn’t ask for more help after having a baby!

2016 I always cry when… I see other people crying.
2022 I always cry when… I think about how quickly Sadie is growing up.

Mom and young daughter wearing blue dresses while sitting on bench

2016 I met my husband… At our church.
2022 I met my husband… At our church, and we still attend there 🙏

2016 I always knew I wanted… to plant a garden.
2022 I always knew I wanted… to have children.

2016 I’m almost 24 but I still get asked what grade I’m in.
2022 I’m almost 31 but I still like doing children’s crafts.

Mom and daughter painting stepping stone

2016 I’m not afraid to… try new recipes.
2022 I’m not afraid to… try new things career-wise.

2016 I have absolutely no patience… with myself, haha.
2022 I have absolutely no patience… still with myself 🙈

2016 I make the best… Corn bread.
2022 I make the best… Corn bread and soup.

2016 At age five, I was deeply in love with… Animals.
2022 At age five, I was deeply in love with… Animals and stuffed animals!

2016 I spent two years… Attending private school.
2022 I spent two years… breastfeeding after thinking I totally wouldn’t.

2016 I wish… I could run a dog kennel in my backyard.
2022 I wish… my family lived closer to me or vice versa.

2016 I believe if people believed in and obeyed God, the world would be a better place.
2022 I believe if people believed in and obeyed God, the world would be a better place.

2016 I can’t stand… cantaloupe.
2022 I can’t stand… chaos and clutter. Still don’t like cantaloupe 🤷‍♀️

2016 Whenever Shark Week is on, I watch.
2022 Whenever Alone (and Shark Week!) is on, I watch.

Your turn! Tell me something I may or may not know about you.

3 comments

  1. Love the walk down memory lane. In the grand scheme of life the time between these answers is not that much, but so much life has happened and has changed! I will answer number one: I am happiest when I am exploring a new place with someone I love.

  2. I loved reading your before and after answers!! It’s amazing how things do change as we become mama’s… And I love that your answer to “I believe if people…” answer stayed the same. So true!!!
    Hmmm, I’m trying to think about something you might not know about me, since you’ve been reading my blog for sooooo long. Ha, ha! I can’t think of anything mysterious or interesting about myself!! HA!!! 🙂 But something you do know about me is that I’m fully loving mom life and truly learning to embrace and prioritize it over all the other stuff. Life is so beautiful and God is so good! 🙂

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