Friday Flashback-Was it a good year?

I am sharing this post from May, 2020 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback!

And also because I think it was an interesting post.

The very inquisitive Rory has asked;

Who were you and where were you for those ages – ages – 17, 21 and 35 – do you remember? 

what were the years? Have you changed significantly from the person you were at 17 to the person you were at 35 and were they indeed ‘very good years?’

The bonus question should you wish to answer it is this …. answer the same questions for the ages of 25, 45 and 55. Alternatively looking at the six ages 17, 21, 25, 35, 45 and 55 – have you changed profoundly from the core of who you were at the beginning of the Life journey?’

~*~

This is a test of my memory;

Do I remember when I was;

17

I was just finishing school. Not very confident or sure of myself. I knew that my aim in life was to go to med school and was studying towards it. At this time of my life, I was an extra sensitive teenager, taking on too much stress and always a nervous wreck.

21

In Med school. With a few like-minded friends having a whale of a time. Studying hard and having lots of crazy fun. Lots of laughs and lots of pranks. In fact, we were known as giggling girls in our dorm. Though I still was very prone to stress, but being away from home, and with great friends, it helped me a lot to talk to them and share my feelings.

25

I was a mom to a one-year-old daughter and was enjoying both the stress and the joys of a new parent. Managing home, motherhood, and finances of my own home was a twofold task. The tension of making the wrong choice and happiness at being able to do it on my own. It helped a lot to have the support from my husband. And the guidance I got from my father. Happy days, all in all.

35

This is a phase of which I don’t remember much. Unknown to me, I was developing full-fledged hypothyroidism and it made me lose big chunks of my memory. I would gain weight rapidly and lose it quickly ( the condition I had is called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis). With this yo-yo in weight, I also had other health issues. But not an unhappy or bad time as such. It’s just not that clear in my mind.

45

I started to get more confident. More sure of myself and was getting less concerned about the opinions of others. After turning 40, I had realized that I need not conform to what others expect of me and do my own thing. This gradually improved my own self-worth and I became less prone to stress-related health issues.

55

After bi-lateral knee replacements, I have entered a new, and healthier phase of my life. I am looking after myself more, walking more, and eating better. An overall improved me, in fact.

58

This is now. I am grandma to three adorable grandkids. A ten-year-old and two 13 months old babies. Wow! A wonderful place to be in.

Thank God for all the blessings that I have received in my life. I thank the trials in my life too because they have taught me much. All that has lead to the present is a result of what has happened in the past.

What about you, do you recall how it was, good or not?

#Keepitalive

#YouAsked

#FFF

24 Hours blog Questions:Rory Asks; Passion and Blogging traffic

Rory asks

How attractive is passion to you? l mean how do you view the quality in a person be it significant or not, or just in people you know? 

I think passion is a sign of commitment and passionate people are those who commit to their goals in life. It is an admirable quality and I think it also inspires others too. I find it an attractive quality. And I have often been inspired by passionate people to be more committed to my own goals.

Then as a second question set – list the qualities that you also find attractive in people.

For me, being kind is the best quality a person can have. The following are others that I find attractive in people;

A good sense of humor

Passion for their goals

Generosity

Helpfulness

Willingness to share

Understanding or empathy

Openness

And;

If you did not maintain a blog of your own today would you read blogs and more importantly why and which genres would you read?

I am ashamed to say that before starting my blog, the only other blog that I had ever read was Tanya‘s Salted caramel.

I hadn’t discovered blogs yet and it’s all due to her that I was introduced to blogging. So this question wouldn’t apply to me as I only read her blog because she is a friend and I found all that she posted as informative and helpful.

How important or how motivated are you for increasing your traffic flow to your blog content and why?

I am going to be very honest here and tell you that blog stats and traffic do matter to me. I am not obsessed about it but if there aren’t views or comments on my posts, I feel bad. I think it is natural that when you write something, you want others to read it too.

I write and hope that it will draw people to read my posts. I don’t make money off my blog and cannot do its promotion on social media like Facebook or Twitter.

So you can say that the only way I try to increase my blog traffic is by writing good content.

I have also tried (a bit unsuccessfully) to reduce the number of daily posts so that fewer posts can generate more interest in my readers.

I am really grateful for those of my friends who always read all my posts and leave generous comments on them.

#Keepitalive

#YouAsked

Was it a good year?

The very inquisitive Rory has asked;

Who were you and where were you for those ages – ages – 17, 21 and 35 – do you remember? 

what were the years? Have you changed significantly from the person you were at 17 to the person you were at 35 and were they indeed ‘very good years?’

The bonus question should you wish to answer it is this …. answer the same questions for the ages of 25, 45 and 55. Alternatively looking at the six ages 17, 21, 25, 35, 45 and 55 – have you changed profoundly from the core of who you were at the beginning of the Life journey?’

~*~

This is a test of my memory;

Do I remember when I was;

17

I was just finishing school. Not very confident or sure of myself. I knew that my aim in life was to go to med school and was studying towards it. At this time of my life, I was an extra sensitive teenager, taking on too much stress and always a nervous wreck.

21

In Med school. With a few like-minded friends having a whale of a time. Studying hard and having lots of crazy fun. Lots of laughs and lots of pranks. In fact, we were known as giggling girls in our dorm. Though I still was very prone to stress, but being away from home, and with great friends, it helped me a lot to talk to them and share my feelings.

25

I was a mom to a one-year-old daughter and was enjoying both the stress and the joys of a new parent. Managing home, motherhood, and finances of my own home was a twofold task. The tension of making the wrong choice and happiness at being able to do it on my own. It helped a lot to have the support from my husband. And the guidance I got from my father. Happy days, all in all.

35

This is a phase of which I don’t remember much. Unknown to me, I was developing full-fledged hypothyroidism and it made me lose big chunks of my memory. I would gain weight rapidly and lose it quickly ( the condition I had is called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis). With this yo-yo in weight, I also had other health issues. But not an unhappy or bad time as such. It’s just not that clear in my mind.

45

I started to get more confident. More sure of myself and was getting less concerned about the opinions of others. After turning 40, I had realized that I need not conform to what others expect of me and do my own thing. This gradually improved my own self-worth and I became less prone to stress-related health issues.

55

After bi-lateral knee replacements, I have entered a new, and healthier phase of my life. I am looking after myself more, walking more, and eating better. An overall improved me, in fact.

58

This is now. I am grandma to three adorable grandkids. A ten-year-old and two 13 months old babies. Wow! A wonderful place to be in.

Thank God for all the blessings that I have received in my life. I thank the trials in my life too because they have taught me much. All that has lead to the present is a result of what has happened in the past.

What about you, do you recall how it was, good or not?

#Keepitalive

#YouAsked