Life lessons

Now and then

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Miranti over at Pen & Peplum came up with this brilliant idea of looking back a decade ago at how we were and comparing it to how we are now. Given that I turn 30 next month, I think it’s a perfect opportunity to compare my life in my teens to the person I am now.

AGE:

Now: 29

Then: 13 to 19

LISTENING TO:

Now:  Karnivool, Birds of Tokyo, The Living End, Placebo, Linkin Park, British India, Arctic Monkeys, Matt Corby, Stonefield, Keane, Jet, The Killers…

Then: Boyzone, Westlife, Backstreet Boys, ABBA, Bollywood songs…

WATCHING:

Now: 30 Rock, The Big Bang theory, Cricket, Australian story, Four Corners, random documentaries when I get the time…

Then: The X-Files, Sabrina the teenage witch, FRIENDS, Two guys and a girl, ER

READING:

Now: J. K Rowling, Jodi Picoult, Jonathan Franzen, Rohinton Mistry, non-fiction — more books that make you think despite the fact that they can be depressing.

Then: Enid Blyton, Nancy Drew on campus, Sweet Valley, Babysitter’s club, Sidney Sheldon — mostly fantasy, mind-numbing trash or mysteries.

LUSTING AFTER:

Now: Ian Kenny, Adam Gilchrist, Michael Clarke, cute guy at the gym

Then: Adam Gilchrist, David Duchovny, Ronan Keating

STYLE:

Now: Reds, purples, yellows, oranges, blacks — dresses, skirts, shorts and jeans. Anything that makes me feel sexy basically! 😀

Then: Black or grey baggy tees and jeans. Anything that would cover my body.

HAIR:

Now: Long and layered with a fringe. Still never been coloured and showing some strands of grey.

Then: Short bob black hair.

LEISURE:

Now: Bush walking, beach, reading, hitting the gym, camping, blogging, spoiling the cats, rocking to some great music

Then: Reading, playing cricket, watching TV

ATTITUDE:

Now: Very opinionated, stubborn, almost-don’t-give-a-fuck, independent

Then: People-pleaser, high need for approval, yet a bit stubborn and opinionated

DREAMS:

Now: Continue working with adolescents and children in mental health, write a book some day, do some freelance writing

Then: To move to Australia, become a sports journalist, live my life like something out of FRIENDS

LIFE PLAN:

Now: Work, travel, dream, live life to the fullest, be authentic, live in the moment

Then: Go to uni, get a job, get to Australia

So there you go…it’s been fun seeing how much I’ve grown. If you feel like reflecting back on your life a decade ago, please go ahead and write a post. Don’t forget to leave your link in the comments so I can read it!

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • chai a cup of life
    December 16, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    My music and tv interests are similar to yours! Nice to reflect..and see how much you’ve grown throughout the years!
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    • Psych Babbler
      December 25, 2013 at 11:39 am

      It is a great way to see how you’ve grown… 🙂 Would love to see you do a similar post.

  • chai a cup of life
    December 16, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    My music and tv interests are similar to yours! Nice to reflect..and see how much you’ve grown throughout the years!
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    • Psych Babbler
      December 25, 2013 at 11:39 am

      It is a great way to see how you’ve grown… 🙂 Would love to see you do a similar post.

  • R's Mom
    December 16, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Gee, I dont even remember what I wanted to do when I was 13 🙁 you are awesome!
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    • Psych Babbler
      December 25, 2013 at 11:51 am

      Aww…I’m sure if you try this post and reflect back, it will come back to you! 😀

  • R's Mom
    December 16, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Gee, I dont even remember what I wanted to do when I was 13 🙁 you are awesome!
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    • Psych Babbler
      December 25, 2013 at 11:51 am

      Aww…I’m sure if you try this post and reflect back, it will come back to you! 😀

  • Zita
    December 16, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Wow…what a great idea! But as I sit here and think about my life 10 years ao, when I was 24, really not that much has changed! Must try and make the next 10 years different!!
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    • Psych Babbler
      December 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      I’m sure there are things you haven’t thought about Zita…

  • Zita
    December 16, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Wow…what a great idea! But as I sit here and think about my life 10 years ao, when I was 24, really not that much has changed! Must try and make the next 10 years different!!
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    • Psych Babbler
      December 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      I’m sure there are things you haven’t thought about Zita…

  • Miranti Kayess | Pen & Peplum
    December 17, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Oh yay! It was lovely reading about your “then”. I love that you wanted to be a sports journalist… imagine how star-struck you would be! 🙂

    • Psych Babbler
      December 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Haha…yeah that would have been interesting! 😛 Probably good I didn’t become one…

  • Miranti Kayess | Pen & Peplum
    December 17, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Oh yay! It was lovely reading about your “then”. I love that you wanted to be a sports journalist… imagine how star-struck you would be! 🙂

    • Psych Babbler
      December 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Haha…yeah that would have been interesting! 😛 Probably good I didn’t become one…

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