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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Fortieth Question

In what ways are you a different person than you were 5 years ago?

22 Comments:

  • At 10:42 AM, Blogger Sublime said…

    Since 5 years ago, I feel like I've aged by about 20 years. I have a better job, plus my own business on the side. I am buying my own house and have a much better car. I feel a lot more overwhelmed by life. I'm more cautious and don't feel nearly as "bullet-proof".

     
  • At 11:07 AM, Blogger 'p' is for profound said…

    I'm a decade wiser. I'm a lot more confident with myself. I'm making a huge life change by moving to a city far from where I was born and raised. I take more risks. I'm addressing issues I have and trying to make changes. I am even loving myself.

     
  • At 11:38 AM, Blogger Robert said…

    Since I met my love 7 years ago, I've been a better person because of him.

    I laugh a whole lot more now! :-)

     
  • At 12:11 PM, Blogger HappyKap said…

    Man, I have done the most changing in the past 4 years. I have become a stronger, more confident person. I started doing yoga, which has really changed my body and my mind. A few months ago, I ended my 12 year relationship. He moved out last month. Right about now I am going through some major major changes. I've never really been single before. (I've never been married, either.)It is a very surreal life I am living right now.

     
  • At 12:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am much closer to becoming who I am deep inside (although not there yet). I have stopped needing others validation and am better at being true to myself and hearing that little voice. That said, I find this is a scary process and once change begins, it is not always possible to stop. Things that used to work, no longer work. There is both an excitement and sorrow to these losses/changes. My job has changed, my friendships are changing, and I am no longer sure my SO will have the characteristics I need to maintain a longer term relationship. As I age it is important I become me, so to speak, however I'm far more vulnerable and time is much more fragile.

     
  • At 12:22 PM, Blogger Oh, that girl. said…

    I am a completely different person and much more who I wanted to be and not what others thought I should be. I have come so far and worked so hard in the past 5 years, to battle illnesses, find my husband, get married, move a few times, start foster care for min pins and get a couple of jobs. I have been through 4 cars and I have the most wonderful relationship with my kids. I LOVE who I am today.

     
  • At 1:41 PM, Blogger TinaPoPo said…

    I'm more honest, with others and with myself.

     
  • At 2:40 PM, Blogger Zoamber said…

    The last 5 years...well I've lost my ability to have another child but gained a freedom from a body that didn't always function properly. I have continued to create a succesful business and even added 2 new associates. I have evolved into the adult I want to be and really I love my self my life and my crazy family in spite of our imperfections.

     
  • At 3:23 PM, Blogger Cass said…

    I have learned not to blindly trust, but I have also learned that trusting people is essential to happiness. So, I guess I have learned how to determine who is worthy of my trust. I have learned that only I can take care of my needs utimately, that I am responsible for the decisions I make, that I am not invincible, that sometimes I need to keep my mouth shut, that a perky smile and push up bra doesn't get you as far as it should, and that sooner or later those endless nights of beer and bar food catches up to your belly. Oh, and I am starting to learn that gravity is a BITCH!

     
  • At 4:36 PM, Blogger JB said…

    5 Years ago...

    ..I was living in Italy, just married and pregnant with my son

    ...I was far more insecure

    ...I was very sad inside

    ...I hadn't found my personal acceptance

    ...I was 25 and horribly insecure


    I have found more strength, more happiness and more self awareness, self acceptance, and self esteem, although I still falter and all three from time to time. I wouldn't want to be where I was 5 years ago. At all. Except physically, being back in Italy would rock!

     
  • At 4:49 PM, Blogger Bent Fabric said…

    -I'm wiser. I think. *paranoid*
    -I think before I fly off the handle.
    -I appreciate things more.
    -I'm addessing my dysfunctons.
    -I'm half and inch taller.
    -It's easier for me to let things go.
    -I'm not as self-destructive.
    -I have more patience.
    -I have the guts to pursue what I want. Most of it anyway.
    -I eat more vegetables.

     
  • At 5:31 PM, Blogger nancy =) said…

    the most profound change in the last 5 years has been that i can now speak my truth in a calm and coherent fashion and it no longer comes ripping out of me...i am way more comfortable inside my head...i am comfortable enough with my self that i no longer seek or care about other's acceptance of me...things roll off me very easily nowadays as well...peace...

     
  • At 6:45 PM, Blogger arcane said…

    5 years ago, I met my g/f so it goes without saying that I wake up everyday happy now. And also it has only been in the past 5 years that I know what it is to be loved.

    Also. I might add that I am more worried about the future of my children than I was 5 years ago with war and terrorism in the news everyday.

     
  • At 6:47 PM, Blogger SassyFemme said…

    I'm much more self-confident now than I was 5 years ago, both personally and professionally. I'm stronger, emotionally stronger, than I thought I was. We no longer have credit card debt. I no longer have my parents. I'm much more aware of my mortality and my partner's. Overall, I'm more comfortable "in my own skin", so to speak.

     
  • At 7:11 PM, Blogger Heidi said…

    The last 5 yrs have been tough emotionally for me..I'm more of a worrier because of it...I hope the next 5 I'll have some more profound positive changes.

     
  • At 10:51 PM, Blogger Elizabeth Taylor said…

    Five years ago I got a clue. Different in that I'm more independent, not scared to be alone, and much tougher. I also don't apologize about who I am or what I believe (or don't believe.) Not nearly as insecure...looking forward to shedding my 20s, that's for sure.

     
  • At 8:38 AM, Blogger Sebi said…

    I graduated from college 5 years ago (wow - I think I just realized that)...I'm a bit wiser, I suppose - a whole lot angrier (I don't know where that came from, but sometimes it seems as though I'm pissed at the world). My dad died around that time and while it motivated me to get my life together, I think I over-isolated myself from the world and lost touch with humanity.

    I miss my dad.

     
  • At 10:07 AM, Blogger Mr. Incredulous said…

    I am a LOT less naive than I was. A lot of hurts and abuse from sub-cultures will do that to you.
    My wife says she's not the dreamer she once was.

     
  • At 10:25 AM, Blogger babyjewels said…

    Alot has changed in five years. I remarried after being single for awhile, I had a child, I have a career I like. I'm stronger in a lot more ways, but I'm also not fearless (in some ways) like I used to be.

    good question

     
  • At 6:27 PM, Blogger AKH said…

    Let's see ... 5 years ago I had just graduated from college and thought the world was my oyster.

    Since then ...
    I've become more political and concerned with the world around me and not just what you learned in school.

    I've also learned that there is more to life than a great paying job (but I still want to find one).

     
  • At 3:26 AM, Blogger Ace of Spades said…

    enjoy my job, lost 83 pounds, went through a divorce, love my new partner, aged five years, I'm more stubborn and life is going good for us now that we are on the right track and we are married.

     
  • At 11:45 AM, Anonymous Donn Bolin said…

    What it could be useful for?

     

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