These are the thoughts and observations of me — a woman of a certain age. (Oh, my, God, I'm 65!) I'm single. I'm successful enough (independent, self supporting). I live just outside Chicago, the best city in the world. I'm an aunt and a friend. I feel that voices like mine are rather underrepresented online or in print. So here I am. If my musings resonate with you, please visit my blog again sometime.
1. Do you own your things or do your things own you? They own me. I've got to return to Marie Kondo and take it more seriously.
2. Would you rather lose all of your old memories or never be able to make new
ones? This terrifies me. I have a friend who is battling back from TBI. I'm not contemplating this anymore. Too upsetting.
3. How do you deal with someone in a position of power who wants you to fail? My boss is often more competitive than I'd like. I wish he felt that, if we both do well, we all do well. But I persevere. Because I'm paid to do a good jobl
4. What do you have that you cannot live without? TV. The other day, Comcast Xfinity had a power outage and I lost landline phone, internet and TV. It was the TV that I missed most.
5. When you close your eyes what do you see? Literally, my white computer screen. It disappeared after a moment, but I believe the white light of the screen stimulated my retina.
6. What sustains you on a daily basis? Love and positivity. And the Beatles and the Cubs.
8. Why must you love someone enough to let them go? Because Olivia Newton John said so. Oh, wait! That was if you love me, let me know. Never mind. Here's a video.
9. Do you ever celebrate the green lights? No.
10. What personal prisons have you built out of fears? I have a hard time distinguishing between compromise and capitulation in romantic relationships. It comes from spending a decade in an abusive relationship. Consequently, I am single. I'm not thinking about this anymore, either. Here's another look at Olivia's cute smocked dress.
11. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? Skydive
12. Why are you, you? Because everyone else was taken.
13. If you haven’t achieved it, yet what do you have to lose? Indeed!
14. What three words would you use to describe the last three months of your
life? I'll limit to the last three days: Popeye's, Immodium, saltines.
15. Is it ever right to do the wrong thing? Is it ever wrong to do the
right thing? Yes
16. How would you describe ‘freedom’ in your own words? "The right to act without restraint." OK, I admit it: I got that from a government class somewhere along the way.
17. What is the most important thing you could do right now in your personal
life? See #1.
18. If you could ask one person, alive or dead, only one question, who would
you ask and what would you ask? "Oh, Mr. Lincoln, where do we go after Trump?"
19. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of
work would make you rich? Working in an animal shelter. Like Ellie Mae Clampett, I am good with critters.