Sunday, September 27, 2009

Where were you at 22?

I just bought a new printer/scanner last week so I'm sure for the next few posts I'm going to be a little scanner happy. I have been cleaning out stuff from my mom's house and came across this spread I did for CosmoGirl! when I was 22.

A few months ago, I bought this book called Where Were You at 22, a compilation of stories by famous people about what they were doing at that age. I have yet to read it because my friend just lent me On Writing by Stephen King and I'm totally loving it even though I haven't had much time to read in the last few days. It's part memoir, part art of writing.

Anyway, it got me thinking back to what I was doing at 22. I had just graduated from Rutgers, still trying to glue my broken heart back together after my college boyfriend broke it into pieces,was going on a million magazine interviews, and left for 4 months to Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore, lost and in search of some direction in my life. Aside from the graduation part my life right now seems pretty similar to what it was 5 years ago. Hmmm.

What were you doing at 22?


Stephanie said...

When I was 22, I took my first plane trip ever overseas. I was hanging around in Netherlands and egaged to be married, which needless to say didn't work out :)

Nina said...

Wow engaged at 22? I can't imagine. Was that who you were with in Netherlands? Long way from Texas! (it's texas right?)

mina said...

That cosmo-girl picture is awesome! {Thanks for all the kinds words on our blog!}

Anonymous said...

Hmmm - 22 started off with me working on the NYSE ,attending PACE at night, and moving into an apartment in Hoboken with you - But in the first month of moving in together I broke up with D then got laid off and decided to take that whole summer off to just party - after all that shit happened I was just trying to be young again - I was working full time since I was 18 and this was the first time I didn't have to do anything but chill