Yes I succumbed to doing a tag! So much for will-power! Sigh!!
Ripped this from “Sunday Stealing”… Who in turn stole it from Emily Barton who I read came up with this meme / tag herself!
I am in a bit of a nostalgic mood and this one is perfect I guess for this situation when you are nostalgic and you feel like writing but you can’t think of anything to write …..
So there you go!!
Depending on your age, go back 10, 15, 20, or even more years.
Tell us how many years back you have traveled and why.
Pretend you have met yourself during that era, and tell us where you are.
You only have one “date” with this former self.
Answer these questions.
Okay, as we start, what year is it and how old are you?
Going back 10 years into year 2001 and I am back to being a pesky, impertinent 17 year old! Yes! Some things haven’t changed in 10 years time…
Why 10 years back?
I think there’s a whole lot of stuff about me that has changed in these past 10 years… much more than before that..!! and 17 is a good place to start… the teenage, adolescent years!!
Would your younger self (YYS, from here) recognize you when you first meet?
Nope! Oh yes! She would probably recognize me by face and physical characteristics but not by character or ideals or the person I have turned out to be!
Would YYS be surprised to discover what you are doing job wise?
Yup! You see, 17 year old me, thought she was going to be a Chartered Accountant like her dad or have something to do with finance or accounts or even dance for that matter! Not Project Management definitely. She hadn’t even heard of Project Management back then and certainly not jobs dealing with that ….
What piece of fashion advice would you give YYS?
Ditch the bangs, the boyish t-shirts and straight cut jeans! Would probably take her out now and buy a bunch of cooler stuff!! Like maybe some nice fitted t-shirts and jeans that shows off the slim waistline!
What do you think YYS is most going to want to know?
How did I turn out to be like this at 27? How did I change so much? And who am I married to?
How would you answer YYS’s question?
I would tell her to wait and watch! ;-) there’s no fun in knowing what’s in store for you… the sense of mystery is all that keeps us going these days! ;-)
What would probably be the best thing to tell YYS?
Baby.. you’re going to make a lot of mistakes along the way! But don’t worry everyone makes mistakes!! Some learn from them, some don’t!
Fortunately for you, you learn from them! And the lessons you learn you’ll put them to good use! ;-) You’ll know what I mean when you reach here!
What is something that you probably wouldn’t tell YYS?
I wouldn’t tell her anything in the first place, except for that bit of advice you just read above. So that she’s slightly prepared! ;-) Why spoil the fun in its entirety!
What do you think will most surprise YYS about you?
The person I have become from the person she thought she was… Oh hell! She is so gonna be stunned!!
What do you think will least surprise YYS?
That I have continued with my dance!
At this point in your life, would YYS like to run into “you” from the future?
Oh yes! A bit of mistakes, a lot of learning, some new skills, and a brand new career… She is gonna be proud of me! ;-)
Wow. Loved reading this.ReplyDelete
Bangs and boyish ensembles at 17? Gasp! I think you just described me at that age.ReplyDelete
@Abhilash -- Thank you :) You can also pick it up and do the tag!ReplyDelete
@AshR -- Welcome to my world! ;) and Join the club! :) :)