Monday, October 29, 2007

I've been tagged...

I have been tagged for this meme by Cheri. I have some time and will play along.

What were you doing 10, 20, 30 years ago?

10 years ago?
I was starting my first and now only teaching job. I was nervous and crazy busy. We were also in the midst of building our own home - which definately has stresses of it's own. I must have been crazy to be doing both of things at the same time! We also had to find new daycare for the 4 year old girl - this was a challenge to find someone we could afford and trust. My husband was still subbing without a full time job yet. These were crazy yet fun times.

20 years ago? I would have been a young 18 years of age. Starting my first year of college and getting to know new people. This was my first time living away from home. I had one foot in the past and one foot in the future. I struggled a little with the transition since the boy I "loved" was still in high school. It took a little time for me to immerse myself in college life.

30 years ago? I was only 8 years old. My parents were divorced when I was 5 and my mom had brought a new man home to live with us. She was only 24 and working as a waitress. She met him at work. He was not a nice man - physically and emotionally abusive. My grandfather kicked us out of the house he owned and we had to move for the first time. We moved from the north side of town to the south side of town. Almost as far away from my grandfather as possible. We use to live next door to him and could go and visit as much as we wanted - now it was a 45 minute drive. This was a sad part of my life.

I tag Susanne and Liza for this. Thanks for playing along!


Cheri said...

Thanks for playing!

Susanne said...

Oh that must have been very hard on a young girl to not get to see her grandfather who was so availble before. So sorry about that.

I've seen this meme going around and thought is was so interesting. I'll have to really put my thinking cap on.

Liza's Eyeview said...

I've seen this meme before and was interested in doing it. Thanks for the tag - I'm hoping to do this this weekend.

Nice to get to know you a little bit more through this meme.

Susanne said...

It's up! Had to really think on this one! LOL!

Sandy said...

I've been following the string of tags for this meme and wound up here- nice to "meet" you! :-) We are the same age, and it's been fun to see the parallels (or not!) in my life and other moms'. Merry Christmas to you and yours!