Becky tagged me for this meme, created by Zoesmom. Sometimes I ignore tags (sorry!), but this time I think I’ll be a good sport, so here goes.
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!
8 responses to “The Aging Meme”
This is a fun meme, but I don’t know that I could come up with anything half as good for answers. I liked the one about your engagement ring.
Enjoyed your answers! I especially liked your too old and too young ones. Such a good philosophy to have!
When I was young I wanted to be all sorts of things—none of which I am now! 🙂 And I also prefer audio books to most music these days. I couldn’t even tell you what music is popular on the radio! Great answers.
I do think how we view age is mostly about attitude. It’s nice to see many more older actresses starring in films than when we were kids. They are role models for a full and talented life even if they have a few wrinkles. There’s no reason to ever stop trying new things 🙂
I like your answers and I don’t listen to audiobooks yet but I’m addicted to NPR. Have been for the last several years 🙂
Thanks Litlove — that was one romantic birthday!
Stefanie — thanks! I was stumped on how to answer those, actually, so I decided to get all philosophical.
Danielle — oh, I have no clue about music. Not the first inkling. And that’s just fine by me, I have to say 🙂
Debby — no, indeed, no reason to stop trying new things. I hope I can hang on to that attitude!
Iliana — NPR is a great way to keep up with the news, I think — it’s perfect for my commutes — an efficient way to take everything in.
Oh yes, I hope that something really cool and wonderful and unexpected happens for you next year, too. Perhaps a move to Paradise? :-)!
A move to Paradise would qualify for sure! 🙂