I’ve decided to go ahead and try the NaBloPoMo. No guarantees I get a post up every day. But, I’ve got some scheduled ahead. So, we’ll see how it goes. I signed up today, which means I missed the first. But, I did post yesterday and I can’t find anything that says you have to write on the prompt every day. So…that works? lol
The prompt for today is:
Do you think of a decade as a short or long period of time? (Is the century a 10th full or a 10th empty!)
I know they tell you time feels shorter the older you get. But, I’m going to assume they mean when you’re truly old…like 90+. I’m in my mid-thirties and it still feels like forty is forever in the future, attractive men in their mid-twenties are still too far back for the age gap not to matter. (Note, I don’t feel this way about men in their fifties, sixties, seventies, and eighties!) The summer seems to stretch on interminably ahead of me. (Although, to be honest, that might just be the weather. Time always seems to slow when it gets hot.)
And a decade?
Well, that does seem like forever.
A decade ago, I was barely to a point of considering myself a real adult. Out of school, working, truly single and without even a boyfriend for the first time since I was a junior in high school. I go back and read some of the things I wrote back then and it feels so long ago.
I had different groups of friends back then, too. Many of which would be gone in the next year as lives changed and people went in different directions, made different priorities. It’s funny, but with the advent of Facebook a few years later, I’m actually more involved in the lives of people I knew in high school and college than the people I was closest to ten years ago. I’ve also found new friendships online as I’ve sought out more like-minded people across different interest-based communities. It seems like I’ve known many of these people forever, but reality says it’s been less than five years for some. I can’t imagine the time when I wasn’t talking to some of these friends every day.
But, ten years ago?
We hadn’t even met.