Share Your World – 4/22/19

Melanie has challenged us one more time with thought-provoking questions, which I’ll attempt to answer before going outside to attack the spring yard cleanup chores.

  1. Was the last thing you read digital or print? Digital. Whether the question refers to a book I’m reading, news reports I’m reading, social media, whatever – it’s all digital for me now. My iPad weighs less than a book, and newspapers have ink that sometimes rubs off, plus making more trash.
  2. Are you more an extrovert or introvert? More of an introvert, although there’s a tiny bit more extrovert now than there used to be. If I’m going to be with people I prefer smaller groups – large groups or crowds make me pull back into myself.
  3. How is your life different from what you imagined as a younger person? I don’t really remember what I imagined as a younger person, but I have a strong suspicion I thought I would get married, have children, and live happily ever after. Because that’s what most females thought when I was at that age. How is my life different? Well, I did get married and have children – the greatest gift in my life was the children. We did not live happily ever after and I tried more than once. I am now living happily ever after with my dog, who does not judge or criticize – unless I’m too slow in fulfilling one of her needs or wishes.
  4. Do you think about dying?   Does death scare you?  Why or why not? Occasionally I think about dying because I’m at that age. Does it scare me? No, not really, although I’m not ready to go yet. I have too much worth living for to give it up. What does scare me is the possibility of falling and breaking parts and not being able to get anywhere to get help – sometimes, but not that often. It’s one of the things that comes with getting older and living alone, and I deal with it.
  5. For gratitude this week, Melanie found a Scavenger Hunt, which I may or may not do, but I’ll take one of the suggestions from that list to answer here. Find something that makes you happy. My daughter, who is going to dress as a fairy for her school’s May Day celebration (May Day is a big day there):

  6.  And my son

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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14 Responses to Share Your World – 4/22/19

  1. Sadje says:

    Loved reading your answers.

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  2. Carol — I L-O-V-E your daughter’s faerie costume!

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  3. I live alone…I get it.

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  4. Thanks Carol for Sharing Your World! You indeed have some lovely things to be grateful for! 🙂

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  5. Those wings are so cute!


  6. dawnkinster says:

    It’s so wonderful you have great relationships with your children. We didn’t have children, and at this age I sometimes wonder why not…but over the course of many years I know that I wasn’t ready to be a parent. So now that I’m older and no one will be there to take care of me I wonder. But the reality is that even if you have children there’s no guarantee they’ll take care of you in your old age. So I’ll do the next best thing and plan some other way to make it to the end. Whenever that is.


  7. loisajay says:

    Your daughter’s costume……the kids are gonna love it!

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  8. lakeafton says:

    I agree except for books. I still like the real thing.

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  9. Jim says:

    everything that I read any more is digital. the only printed materials that I read (besides instructions for “Some Assembly Required”) are magazines that I read in-flight.

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  10. leendadll says:

    I share that fear of falling and not being able to get up or get help. It’s been well proven that my neighbors would not respond to cries for help so I’m on my own!

    thanks for posting. I enjoyed your answers!

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  11. Ally Bean says:

    I want wings. I think that photo is wonderful. This week’s questions are certainly food for thought. I liked your answers.

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  12. Kathy says:

    I think “happily ever after” is a myth. Except in fairy tales. Then…who knows what’s possible? But it’s usually not what we imagined.

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  13. Lisa says:

    #3 and #4 are very sobering questions. Perry and I are dealing with them now. I always imagined I’d become a successful graphic designer or art director as a career. As it was, I adapted every time we moved with Perry’s job…still using my talents, but not to the extent I thought. Yes, thoughts of dying are forefront these days. But, we’re trying not to let it overshadow the good things/times we can create while he’s still here. Just need to get our baby girl’s wedding over and done with………..!

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  14. Laura says:

    Love your answers! REALLY love your daughter’s fairy costume. And I think living with a dog who adores and accepts you just the way you are is a powerful choice. 💛

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