The Results Could Be… Disastrous.
This is a set of thefridayfive questions. I like these guys, but I’m not necessarily going to post the most recent set of questions because I’m intentionally being different. Wooyeahwoo!
1) 10 years ago what did you think you would be doing now? I remember as a kid, ten years ago would be me at 11, I had no idea what year I would be in school because I didn’t know how old one was when they finished school. Mind you, these were the days when everyone in the grade was one of two ages, and I assumed it would always be like that. I thought I’d be married, have a car and be able to go wherever I wanted, have a bank account and a credit card, be able to buy cool clothes and be able to stay up as late as I wanted, and drink as much chocolate milk as I wanted, and have lots of cats, a Tiffany lamp, lots of books, and a townhouse. I’d even picked out what townhouse I’d live in. These were the things that I used to define “adult.” Oh, boy.
2) Where do you think you will be in 5 years from now? In five years, Just’In and I should be done with school and I should (if all goes well) have a child by then. We’ll be moved to somewhere outside of Utah, still in the West, we think maybe Washington, but it depends on what job openings come up, and Just’In will be teaching high school English.
3) Do you live life one day at a time or look to the future? I find I actually live life one day at a time. Yes, I do look forward to the future, but just vaguely and not too specifically. I can’t have specifics or I’ll be disappointed too much of the time. I’ve learned this from my youth; I’d make lots of elaborate plans (I’ll go on lots of dates and be really popular) and then none of them would happen and I’d be heartbroken. So instead I live in the present and plan things on a weekly, occasionally monthly basis and I’m rarely disappointed.
4) Do you wish you could go back in time and undo something in your life? Lately I’ve been thinking of Cynthia Jensen and feeling guilty. We were so mean and cruel to the girl, even though she was inconsiderate and borrowed money from all of us for lunch and never paid it back. We made her transfer schools halfway in the middle of the school year because we were so mean. I think I mailed an apology letter to her once, but I had no indication that she got it. And there’s nothing I can do now. I heard she moved somewhere or did homeschool for awhile, but those could just be middle school rumors.
5) If you could send a message back in time and give a younger version of yourself some advice, what would it be? No, I wouldn’t send a message to myself. The small wisdoms I’ve tripped over are rammed into my head because of those many trips and falls I had in the past. And knowing me, I’d just be too paranoid receiving anything from my future self and would lock myself into a bubbledome and never talk to anyone again. Besides, if I told my past self everything I learned now, what would be the point in living? I’d be this seven year-old with a big head and a superior air, and no one would like me, not even me now.
So there. Pbbbbt.