09 August, 2009

The Now vs. Then Meme (Sunday Stealing)



Cheers to all us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: Janana's Now Vs. Then Meme
It's been a while since we had to post rules. But here we will list the relevent ones:

*Think back to ten years ago on this month.
*Write truthful answers and ELABORATE. This makes it more interesting!
*If you don't have a scanner you may omit #14 but I think if you do you should totally do it!
*It's about personal changes. Have fun with it!

Then: August 1999

1. Age: 32

2. Romantic Status: happily married

3. Occupation: private practitioner in the legal profession

4. Fun night out: booze mltan100.blogspot.com and dancing mltan100.blogspot.com

5. My BFFs: I wrote about them in my main blog

6. I spent way too much time: at work and in the spa (me, I and myself)

7. I spent not enough time: with my kids

8. I wanted to be when I grew up: to grow up some more

9. Biggest concern: when and where my next vacation with hubby would bemltan100.blogspot.com

10. What my biggest concern should have been: finding more time to spend with my little kids

11. Where did I live: hubby's house

12. Dumbest thing I did that year: I spent too much time at work that I left my youngest kid (born that year) to the care of her nanny... I wonder if that was the reason why she didn't recognize me as her Mom on her first birthday. mltan100.blogspot.com What do you think?

13. If I could go back now and talk to myself I would say: "Know thy priorities."mltan100.blogspot.com

14. Picture of me then: none

Now: August 2009

1. Age: 42

2. Romantic Status: widow

3. Occupation: same occupation in 1999

4. Fun night out: malling/watching a movie/dinner with my 3 teenage kids

5. My BFFs: same in 1999...

***oooopssss and 4 more- sunshine and the kids


6. I spend way too much time: with my teenage kids. Way too much now, believe me. I'm beginning to act and talk like them.mltan100.blogspot.com

7. I spend not enough time: for myself

8. I want to be when I grow up: same in 1999

9. Biggest concern: mltan100.blogspot.comTomorrow... see, I still worry too much! Not much has changed on this aspect.

10. What my biggest concern should be: Todaymltan100.blogspot.com

11. Where do I live: same house in 1999

12. Dumbest thing I have done this year: none... I think mltan100.blogspot.com

13. What I think I would say to myself in 10 years: "Well done, self... Well done!"mltan100.blogspot.com

Summary:

1. What do I miss most from 1999: marital bliss

2. What do I miss least from 1999: marital problems

3. What have I accomplished in 10 years that I am most proud of: I single-handedly raised 3 beautiful, intelligent, affectionate, well- mannered teenagers.

4. What have I NOT accomplished in 10 years that I wish I had: nothing... I have no regrets in life. I did everything I needed to do the best way that I could... I think.mltan100.blogspot.com

Thank you for playing this week on Sunday Stealing! Please leave a comment or link when you have posted. Feel free to stop back and visit other player’s posts. Have a great week. See you next Sunday!

19 comments:

Americanising Desi said...

i will take guidance from you when i m raising my kids :D

Then vs. Now

PinkLady said...

i guess you have to be ready to make a lot of sacrifices :D

Hootin' Anni said...

Yep....it's easy to do. That is, not spending enough time with our kids. They grow and leave home quickly.

My Sunday Stealing is posted if you can find time today to stop by and visit. Have a Super day ahead of you.

I am Harriet said...

Wow..it sounds like you have evolved a lot over the past 10 years. It's funny how our priorities change after we hit 40.

Have a great Sunday!
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/08/1999-versus-today.html

Thom said...

You certainly have a lot to be proud of. Excellent SS. Have a great week.

shopannies said...

I have 5 teens and they are so much fun I truly enjoy mine as it sounds you enjoy yours

PinkLady said...

ANNI, i am just so glad it wasn't too late yet when i finally had my priorities right. i already checked your SS and i love all your answers. 40 years of marriage... wow!!!

PinkLady said...

HARRIET, you are so right. this is the age when we find out what really matters most in life. it's never too late to change. i did grow up somehow.

PinkLady said...

THOM i am proud of these kids. i must have done something right in my life to deserve them.

PinkLady said...

SHOPANNIES, to be honest with you i've never been this happy. i never imagined the day would come when i would be contented in my kids' company. we are all having a ball TOGETHER. =)

KAT said...

You certainly have done a lot of growing up in these past 10 years!! And I have to say it is all for the better!!
Your kids are wonderful and beautiful, and I am glad you finally realize it.

Good things are headed your way...
Just wait and see!

Love ya,
Take care,
Kat

Carleen said...

Wow! It's never too late to grow up or learn from our mistakes or discover what we've been missing. :) I'm sorry that you lost your husband but thrilled for you that you found your kids and blogging. ;)

Small World Saturday is a fun new meme hosted on my other blog, Egypt Everlasting. I hope you'll join us!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Wghat a horrible loss to suffer. And yet you seem upbeat and happy.You are a strong lady! Happy Sunday...

LADYHIGHTOWER said...

I'm finally here, my friend! Your answers are great! Mine, not so good. I got stuck on the husband thing. For some reason it's been a difficult week, missing him so fiercely! But tomorrow is another day! Stop by when you get a chance! http://psychicmamaindigochild.blogspot.com/2009/08/stealing-sundaynow-and-then-meme.html

PinkLady said...

KAT things happen for a reason. it's my kids' turn now and i'm giving it all to them the best way i can. life is beautiful! love ya too, girl!

PinkLady said...

CARLEEN what a lovely comment. yes nothing's ever too late. as i said, things happen for a reason and i have learned a lot from all of my experiences. they made me a better mom, daughter, sister and friend. isn't that great?

i will try to join your new meme tomorrow. i already checked it out and it looks interesting to me.

thanks for dropping by.

PinkLady said...

hi BUD, you're right... it's all sunny out here and i'm enjoying the warmth of life.. but then i also don't mind the occasional rainshowers and thunderstorms that come my way. they are meannt to make me stronger.

PinkLady said...

CATHY i am so sorry for your gloomy mood. it still hits me too from time to time. isn't it great that we have blogs where we can unwind? hugs for you friend. yes, things always get better... if not today then tomorrow. =)

PinkLady said...

SHOPANNIES, to be honest with you i've never been this happy. i never imagined the day would come when i would be contented in my kids' company. we are all having a ball TOGETHER. =)