Not too long after that conversation, I thought to myself, I HAVE changed!
My friend reassured me that though my priorities and lifestyle is very different from what it used to be, I am still that same person that I've always been. Elaborate?
Before: Splurging on $700 jackets and spending up to $300 at a makeup counter at a time
After: Thinking twice about my purchases. Searching for coupons online and in the mail before making a purchase... even if its only ten dollars.
Before: Partying from Tuesday - Sunday... with Monday being a rest day. Running on 3 hours of sleep each day.
After: Lounging in pajamas in my living room 26 nights of the month... leaving 4 or 5 nights for hanging out with friends.
Before: Wondering what I will be doing the next night.
After: Wondering what I will be doing in 5 years.
Okay maybe I've grown up just a little bit, but its an ongoing process and I kind of like it. BUT... I am still the same ol' Thyda. Thank goodness because I kind of like myself and the way I am! However, I am not in love with myself nor do I think my poo smells like roses. There's a difference! :)