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Ten Years Ago
Published on Monday, January 26, 2015 by

Today’s blog challenge topic is, “10 years ago, I was probably ____.”

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Ten years ago, I was probably thinking I had wrinkles on my face. To me ten years ago I say, “Oh, just you wait.”

Ten years ago, I was probably spending far too much time straightening the top of my hair. To me ten years ago I say, “OH MY GOSH JUST STOP IT AND LET IT GO CURLY ALL OVER!”

Ten years ago, I was probably wondering what my future would hold.  To me ten years ago I say, “You are going to be hit by a car and will suffer every day after that accident. You will see more doctors than you care to think about. And there will be no fix for your back. But you are going to push through it and fight it with everything you have. And while you hear others around you complaining about their back issues and how they have to stop all activities, you will push through your pain and go to the gym to keep your muscles as strong as they can be. Damn, girl… you are going to ROCK.”

Ten years ago, I was probably wondering what it would be like to be ten years older. To me ten years ago I say, “First of all, you should have used moisturizer every-single-day. You are going to toss every penny you have in the wishing well until you have no more to toss. Your knees are going to blow, your back will be horrible from the accident and you are going to have Frankenstein lines around your mouth. You won’t look at yourself in the mirror anymore because you can’t stand what you see. But when you look INSIDE of yourself you are going to be proud of the strong woman you are. And that is what matters the most.”

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Ten years ago, I was probably wondering what my daughter would be like in ten years. To me ten years ago I say, “Your daughter is going to grow in to a beautiful, giving, funny and warm hearted young woman who will keep a good head on her shoulders when it really matters the most.”

Ten years ago, I was probably worrying about my two boys who had so many ups and downs in school. To me ten years ago I say, “One is going to find his passion in cooking, work as hard as he can work and save every penny. The other is going to major in PHYSICS in college and will work a part time job on top of that. Both will be loyal to you, will stand up for you and will take care of you. You raised some amazing young men.”

And the best is yet to come.  (…. one day GRANDCHILDREN!)

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  • Ron

    “Ten years ago, I was probably spending far too much time straightening the top of my hair. To me ten years ago I say, “OH MY GOSH JUST STOP IT AND LET IT GO CURLY ALL OVER!””

    Good for you, Katherine, because I LOVE your curly hair! When I was still cutting hair for a living, curly hair was my favorite!

    “Damn, girl… you are going to ROCK.”

    “But when you look INSIDE of yourself you are going to be proud of the strong woman you are. And that is what matters the most.”

    Yes, to those! And you do ROCK!

    Great post, my friend. Isn’t it something how what we thought 10 years ago changes when we get to those 10 years? We see things completely different.

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  • I love this post. I think I could have written it too. I’m in my early 60s and each year is a wonderful gift. I enjoy each one and intend to do so for as many years as I can. Just like you.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  • So many wonderful things I can relate to here, Katherine. 10 years ago I was still jumping horses, writing for television, and renting a house I couldn’t afford. Today, I still ride, still write although now for free and that freedom is priceless, and I’m in a teeny tiny cottage where I’ve never been happier. Bring on the next 10!

  • What a wonderful post, Katherine. Don’t you wish we really could tell ourselves of ten years ago what we know today so that we could make changes where we need to and look forward to the good things to come?

  • Paul

    Wonderful post. I never got that far in thinking as I wanted to talk about one specific detail of ten years ago.

  • I truly enjoyed this one. And it would be something if we could go back in time and slap ourselves and say … how about just not worrying about all the little things and embrace everything you can.

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