7 years ago, I was a mid-level employee in a small company that I didn't hate, but I didn't LOVE. Today, I'm about to become Co-Director of a museum that lets me see views like the one above on a fairly routine basis.
7 years ago, I lived in a cute apartment with a tiny gravel courtyard. Today, I live in a lovely old Cape with a husband and three dogs and the view above ½ mile down the road.
Comparisons aside, though, I'm just really happy to still be here!