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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Lacy 2.5

I filled out an alumni survey for CSF today. Kind of neat to change the "Ms." to "Mrs." and add "-Renner" to my last name. (Yes, I'm still sort of going by Boggs-Renner, because I am lazy and haven't officially changed my name at all yet.)

It was also kind of nice to put down a career that I'm not ashamed of. Not that I have ever had a job that I actually needed to be ashamed of, but "temp" just doesn't have the same ring to it as "Freelance Public Relations." ;)

Maybe next year I can put "Writer."

As it is, it got me thinking about the fact that I am a late bloomer. Generally, when people say that, I used to think of girls who didn't really "get pretty" until their later years in high school, or even after high school, and while that is certainly true of me (I've definitely grown into my looks over the years, so that I'd definitely say I'm "prettier" now than I was back then), I think now that I would also use it to refer to my brain. I am a late bloomer in a lot of senses of the word, and in fact, I'd say I'm still blooming.

I was definitely behind the curve socially, and now, when I finally feel like I might be catching up, it's not nearly as important. But it does make me want to add an addendum to my alumni profile. Something like:

"Lacy has undergone several upgrades over the last three years. Lacy 2.5 is a vast improvement over versions 1.8 through 2.3. She has more self-confidence, while still retaining the spunk and spitfire that endeared her to you in previous versions. She is also a lot less geeky now and has a job in a really cool industry. She met an amazing man who has changed her life forever for the better. She even got married for goodness sakes, and finally feels like something more akin to an adult. Vast improvements have been made in this new version. If you liked her then, you'll love her now."

Or something like that.


Anonymous said...

How is it that an old soul is a late bloomer? But I gotta say, it's been fun watching you bloom!

Anonymous said...

To paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald, he once wrote to his daughter that he didn't know many people who had figured out who they were by the time they were 40...those that had, he said, were awfully boring. I'm on version 3.0 and intend to keep making upgrades ;o)