I’m in a full fibro crash, so I don’t have the energy for an introduction to this week’s Share Your World post. And I have to warn you, what follows could be just a lot of senseless rambling. Also, I’m very behind on my blog reading, email and comment moderation and, for that, I apologize. I hope to catch up soon.
Where did you live at age five? Is it the same place or town you live now? At age five, I lived in a trailer on the property next to my grandma’s house in Birdsview, Washington. We lived there for three years while my dad built our house. The trailer was tiny and hideous, but then everything was hideous in the 70’s. All that yellow, brown, orange and avocado green…yuck! I left Birdsview when I was twenty-two and, although it’s a beautiful place, I can’t see myself ever moving back there.
You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you never met. Would you attend this party if you were to go by yourself? No. I hate parties. I wouldn’t want to go even if I could go with friends!
Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it? I grew up in a town too small to even be called a town. To this day, Birdsview is still just a scattering of homes, woods, and fields on the north bank of the Skagit River. Our nearest town was Concrete, which I think had a population of around 1,000 people when I went to school there. Now it’s down in the 700’s! It seems it’s not a popular place to live, although I liked growing up there. I enjoyed running wild through woods and creeks and walking for miles without seeing a single car.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? At different times, I wanted to be an archeologist, a teacher and a writer. The downside of growing up in a super small community like I did is that there isn’t a lot of opportunity to explore different career choices. One of our lame career days during high school included a visit from a model, like that was a viable career choice! Aside from teaching (and my impractical dreams of archeology), I didn’t have any idea what choices I had.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? From last week, I’m grateful for a partner that was willing to drive me around for hours and hours looking for an abandoned house to take a picture of for a photo challenge. And then say he enjoyed it! What a guy! This week, I’m looking forward to a (hopefully) sunny Saturday. I would love to take husband and camera out again. 🙂