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What I once was/ and then / and now

Thinking of some changes in my life over time, and came up with this format. The first is a reflection of youth, and then young adulting, and now the current middle ages that allow me to look back!

  • I once was the remote to control the channel, and then the controller of the remote, and now the finder of the remote control!
  • I once was the yeller at the referee, and then the ref, and now the occasional grumbler at the ref.
  • I once was the snowball fighter, and then the snowball builder, and now the snow shoveller.
  • I once was the week long tent camper, and the the car camper, and now the cabiner!
  • I once was the tree puncher, and then the tree climber, and now the tree pruner.
  • I once was the taxi rider to events, and then the taxi service, and now the designated driver.
  • I once was the procrastinator of tasks, and then the procrastinator of classwork, and now the procrastinator of bills and taxes!!
  • I once was a wanter, and then a wanderer, and now a wonderer…
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6 thoughts on “What I once was/ and then / and now

  1. Wow–this really has me thinking. . . Such a creative way to reflect on change over time. Love the way you explore such a range–from the funny (remote) to a last line that lingers.

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  2. You express changes over time in a meaningful yet simple way. It has me wondering about my own What I once was.

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  3. I love how you crafted this piece. The last line really got me! Very cool slice.

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  4. I like this reflection of the changes in our lives as we age. I wrote something similar a year ago when my 18-year-old travelled to LA by himself for a week! Yikes. But, at the same age, I went to Japan by myself. My reflection was called I was 18 once. We definitely grow older and, at the same time, so does our perspective! Well done!

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  5. Great format. Helps to put in perspective where everyone in my family is coming from. Also, sometimes I wouldn’t mind going back to some of the other stages. I wonder if I’m the very last stage you revert back to the first stage. I can see my dad not restraining himself when it comes to yelling at refs.

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  6. Kristi Lonheim on said:

    How the seasons change over one’s life. This is fun to think about. Maker of car noises, drive of car, happily the passenger, kinds of changes.

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