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A Trip Down Memory Lane

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I was looking for some old documents today, and while I didn’t find what I was looking for I did find something else.  I’m a bit of a pack rat, so while looking through my old files I came across stuff as far back as high school.  Old loves lost, regrets I’ve had, inspirational words given to me by my parents - a lot of wonderful stuff that was fun to go through and see where I’ve come in the past 10 years.  It was also pretty fun to pick out the documents that marked a significant turning point in my life, many of which I still have - my application for my first “real” job, a letter from a girl that defines what we had, a map from when I first moved out to Chicago and was looking for apartments, poetry I once wrote and a whole bunch of other stuff.  Which leads me to question - what will the next 10 years bring?  I couldn’t even guess.  Thinking back to my senior year in high school, I had no idea or ambition that I might be a respected information security professional all the way out in the pacific northwest having just recently summited Mt. Rainier and dawdling in amateur competitive ballroom dancing.

What a trip it’s been.

What a trip it’s going to be.