What would your 16 year old self think of your life today?

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Registered: 01-08-2009
What would your 16 year old self think of your life today?
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Sat, 03-23-2013 - 3:02pm

Not only in terms of WOHM or SAHM....but think back to the high school you and what you wanted from life at what ever age you are now....how close are you?

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Registered: 07-12-2005
It's funny, but I am where my 16-year-old self wanted to go. I took a different route to get here, and there were a number of things I had planned to do on the way that I didn't, but I ended up at the same spot I had imagined.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
I knew I wanted to move away from the city I grew up in as young as 16 and I've surpassed that many times over, Lol. I saw marriage and children in my future too. That's funny you bring this up b/c my sister and I were just talking about similar things today, I had told her that I remember being my daughter's age (15) and memories that stirred up.

 


 


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Registered: 10-10-2011
I don't really know. At 16 I was having fun with friends and concentrating on school. At that time I was looking at any college with a warm climate and palm trees. lol.
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Registered: 01-08-2009

Here's mine: I was a child of divorce, so she would be pleased that I've managed to create and maintain a stable relationship and raise my sons within it. History and Latin were her favorite subjects in high school, so she would think it was awesome that I'm making a decent living in medieval history. She'd be disappointed in where I live, because she wanted to live in a glamorous city or on the shore. She'd think it funny that I ended up raising boys, because I am one of six sisters and knew nothing about boys until I started having them. She'd be slightly dismayed that I still don't have everything together. She thought most people over 30 had it all more or less figured out. She would also be a little upset that I wear such sensible shoes.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
My favorite class was Art, And I still remember my high school art teacher's name - Mr.Price! He died young of cancer, I found that out when I signed onto fb 3 or 4 years ago now, That was sad b/c he left behind a young child who was about my DS' age now. I never used art like I thought I would.

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
I don't really know. At 16 I was having fun with friends and concentrating on school. At that time I was looking at any college with a warm climate and palm trees. lol.

This is age telling but I was 15 or 16 when the movie Little Darlings came out and I remember dying to see that but not being allowed to b/c it was R rated, We ended up getting in with somebody's older sister!  Lol. 

 


 


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Registered: 10-10-2011
At 16 my friends and I got into The Lost Boys (rated R) on my 16th bday lol.
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Registered: 08-22-2009

My 16 year old self would probably be amazed at how well everything turned  out.

My 16 year old self never dated so shed be surpised that I have a 31+ year marriage.

My 16 year old self was a tom boy so I think she would be surprised that I have 3 DDs. (I always thought that was proof of God's sense of humor).

My 16 year old self would be surprised that I joined the Air Force.

My 16 year old self would have been surprised that I lived in two other countries. 

My 16 year old  self would be surprised that I am doing the job I am now because it is something she never would have even thought of.

I do not think that my 16 year old self would have been surprised that I was a SAHM because my mom was one.

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Registered: 05-13-2009

At sixteen, I wanted to travel, study for a liberal arts degree, and work in public service field, and couldn't imagine myself married with children. I knew I would never sah

I now live about 10 miles from where I lived at 16, though I traveled quite a bit for a number of years. I've switched careers to a technical field, and I'm happily married with 3 teenage children.I never did sah, but I did take extended, mostly unpaid leaves with 2 children, my husband took extended leave with the third and I was ambivilent about returning to work and worked very hard to achieve a balance with part time, and wah jobs

I'm in a much different spot than I could foresee at 16, but I'm happy I didn't limit my choices.

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Registered: 10-10-2011
I live in the same house as I did at 16 lol

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