At a certain age women should stop listening to what everybody else is telling them to do.
At a certain age men should stop listening to what everybody else is telling them to do. (I ignore gender differences whenever I can!).
When I was a kid I thought I would be a teacher.
Now that I am older I am glad I’m a teacher (but I’m glad for different reasons than I would have expected as a kid. As a kid I would have talked about wanting to help people. Nowadays I talk about loving my summers off. I was a better person as a kid).
You know you are too old to try something new when you’re in your grave.
You know you are too young to give up when you’re still alive.
When I was in high school I listened to the music of Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, Beck.
Nowadays I find I spend much more time listening to audiobooks and NPR than listening to music.
On my last birthday I had to go to school to begin a brand new semester.
On my next birthday I want to take the day off (although I probably won’t — sigh) .
The best birthday present I ever got was my engagement ring.
The first time I felt grown up was when I taught my own class (terrifying!).
The last time I felt like a kid was … I don’t remember. I was kind of glad to grow up and leave childhood behind.
When I read for the first time it changed my life. (And did it ever!)
Last year was pretty okay. Bad things happened, good things happened … it was kind of normal. It won’t stand out as a memorable year, I don’t think.
Next year I hope something really cool and wonderful and unexpected will happen.
If you’d like to do this meme, please, help yourself!