past & future

I completely stole this from Cat , I'm sure she won't mind.

...these questions are geared toward the past 2 decades, the present and the future. Share your life with us! Ready? Here we go!

Where were you in 1987? In school? Working? Single? Married? Attached? What was important to you? What were you doing creatively? Tell us a bit about your life then. I realize some of you were children then...all the better!
I was a college junior, dating a couple guys and I wasn't sure what my life was going to be like. In early 1987 my grandfather passed away; I had helped with his home care on M/W/F because my classes started late. He was an amazing man and we all miss him still. He told me to make sure I went to Ireland, when I talked with him about the opportunity I had to go. In August of 1987 my very dear friend SBL and I landed in Cork, Ireland. That was a life-changing experience. She and VB are still my best friends.

Where were you in 1997? What would you like to share about the nineties?
In spring of 1997 I flew to California to spend some time with my sister and her daughter. Hubby was on a TDY in Oman and she needed a familiar face. It is also the year I met a wonderful, wonderful man named Tom C. The nineties were spent partying, traveling and having the time of my life.

Where did you plan to be or think you'd be in 2007? Have your realized your goals? What is one thing about your present life you love and one you'd like to change?
There are a bout 8,000 answers I could give this. I had the childhood magical thinking that I would die at the same age Mum was when she died. Let me sum it up by saying I talked about this very thing in therapy today--I have done all but one of the life goals I set for myself back when I was a kid in high school. The one yet on the list is skydiving. There are days I wake up and can't believe this is my life. What I love is that I am blessed to have family and friends (and students) who truly, dearly care about me and love me. What I 'd like to change? I think I wish I had my health back the way it was in 2005.

How do you see your life in 2017? Do you have any goals or dreams for your future? I really doubt I will be alive then. I don't have any goals or dreams for my future. This is actually what we set for my "summer" therapy challenge.

1 comment:

Cat. said...

Wow, I HOPE you're alive in 10 years! Of course I don't mind you stealing. At least you give credit (ahem--had a bad experience this week, can you tell??).