|At the Iowa State Fair, Summer 2009|
|At Wrigley Field, Summer 2010|
A lot has changed in the last year, but then again, not so much. I got married, which is definitely the biggest change that happened in my life! But that has also not been so different since my husband and I have now been together for almost 6 1/2 years. At this time last year, I was a teller at a crappy bank, and now I'm a personal banker/lending assistant at an awesome bank! I am probably about 5 pounds heavier :( But I'm working on it! Things in my life have changed, good and bad, and they have changed me. In a sense though, I don't know if they've changed me or just brought out some pent up emotions.
Losing a friend has been the most significant change in my life and that has changed how I feel when I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night. It changed what I dream about when I'm sleeping and what I strive for when I'm awake. But I think I'm still the same Sarah, just with a new perspective. It's becoming a positive change, which sounds horrible and weird to say. But it has helped me realize the importance of letting the people you love KNOW that you love them. I've realized I need to put passion into the things I choose to do, make them worth while. I'm determined to enjoy each day in case it's my last. Most of all, it's important to remember people I've lost with a smile. It's OK to have tears, but they should be accompanied by happy memories. That has changed me the most this year, but it's also just brought my true emotions and feelings to the surface.