I was looking at some old family photos recently and at the age of 13, I was a pretty unsmiling, miserable looking kid! Then last night I saw a recent television interview of myself and thought “how can that be the same person?” It started me thinking of the way we change throughout our lives. So for Story Weekend, let’s do this: what are three words that describe you at age 10, three words that describe you at whatever age would be the halfway mark between birth and your current age, and three words that describe you now. I’ll go first:
Age 10: fearful, worried, imaginative
The halfway point: ambitious, career-oriented, imaginative
Now: confident, happy, imaginative.
Hmm, I detect a theme!
If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve been contributing. As always, there are a few “rules”:
▪ The story must be true
▪ Try to keep it under 100 words. Embrace the challenge! That’s about six or seven lines in the comment form. I want others to read your story, and most people tend to skip if it’s too long. I know how tough it is to “write tight” but I hope you’ll accept this as a challenge.