Year in the Life Meme: oursin
gave me 2003.Age then:
Recently divorced and not dating.Relationship now:
Married to Spouse.Where I lived then:
house in the unpopular neighborhood.Where I live now:
same house, but the neighborhood's now very popular. Would be great if I wanted to sell, but since I want to stay here for the forseeable, the higher property taxes are a drag.Was I happy then:
Overall, yes. As difficult as it was to be the single parent of a mentally disabled child while working full-time, my life was still so much easier
than it had been while I was living with my ex. I had just discovered international folk dance and was enjoying the music and the exercise, as well as meeting new people (one of whom was Spouse). Am I happy now:
Reasonably. My income isn't keeping up with rising expenses, and the prospects for my finding a better-paying job aren't great, but I make enough to keep us fed and housed, and I have sufficient sick leave to deal with the routine ills of young children. I'm still physically functional; I have some in-person friends; my family life is decent. I'm frustrated that my writing has dried up again, and I'm concerned about my family's longer-term future, but right now things are okay.
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