Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Next 10 Years....


January 14, 2021
This is an assignment for my HRSM course this semester. Because I can't take anything seriously, I thought it was going to be useless and a complete joke. While there is still some joking in there, it actually ended up helping me figure out where I want to go with my life!
My teacher basically wrote the whole thing, and just left a few blanks open for me to fill out. And of course I let my imagination run wild...
O. K. You made it. It is now 10 years after your college graduation. You have just found an old friend from college on facebook. You have not seen each other since graduation. How would you describe your life? What would you say in this letter?
--------------------
Hi Amanda:
I can’t believe I found you! Can you believe 10 years have passed? Are you coming to our class reunion? If so, I can’t wait to see you.
So many things have changed for me as I’m sure they have for you. This is my third job since college. Right after college, I started a job at WSOC-TV in Charlotte, NC. Later, I accepted a position as a Promotion Manager with KHOU-TV in Houston, TX. And now I’m back in Charlotte working as a News Promotions Producer with WSOC-TV. I’m glad I get to dress relaxed at work and I don’t have to wear that silly apron like when we worked at D’s Wings. The best part of my job is working so closely with the news reporters and the great feeling that comes with successfully selling compelling and urgent news. My goal is to eventually work as a producer of a major talk show like Ellen Degeneres, or even work for a major network such as OWN. You know it always has been my dream to work with Oprah.
By the way, I’m living in Charlotte. But, if I relocate, I’ll probably move to Chicago. I am single. I have 10 kids, but they all live with their Dads and have never met each other, and probably don’t remember meeting me. I live in a giant loft overlooking the city, and I'm still driving that old F150. I decided to put my money to better use and got the loft rather than a car, and what’s left goes to my child support.
In my spare time, I’m still playing volleyball and tennis. I swear I’ll be the oldest lady on the court when I’m 80. When I take a vacation, it’s usually to Wagener to see my family and old high school friends. The thing I am most proud of is getting out of there. Leaving was so hard, but worth it. I’m finally able to take my friends and family out to eat. I can drive and pay for their meals without feeling an ounce of frugality. I have the ability to treat them like I always wanted to treat them, and pay them back for everything they’ve done for me.
The character I’ve come to value the most in people is love. It’s hard to love, and it’s harder to find people who love. I’ve learned not to take anyone I love or who loves me for granted. And, what makes me most happy is that everything is okay. You know I didn’t have any big dreams going through college, and it scared me that without a goal I wouldn’t know what to accomplish. But somehow it all worked out and just living is able to put a smile on my face.
Well, enough about me, I hope you facebook me soon and update me on your life. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
Your friend,
Butter

2 comments:

Kim Realubit said...

I NEVER BELIEVED IN THE FACEBOOK EUPHORIA. I STILL FEEL THAT MEETING A LONG,LOST FRIEND FACE TO FACE IS MORE HUMANE THAN JUST CORRESPONDING WITH HER ONLINE.WHY NOT INVITE YOUR FRIEND FOR A WARM COFFEE BREAK AT STARBUCKS? IT CAN BE ANYWHERE IN THE STREETS OF AMERICA.

Poof said...

I'm glad you're hanging on to the F150. I am, however, dismayed at the whole baby daddy situation. If you want to produce a show, you should watch Oprah's "Your OWN Show" series. It's fun.