Think back to the summer of 1999... Are you there? What are you up to?
Making the most difficult decision of my life.Should I become a full time poet?
In 1999 I was graduating from law school. Buried my father in 1999, and decided to move back to my native Chicago.
The most significant thing I knew I was doing that summer was sitting in the car after a long day's work and thinking:
"now what" ? like the avatar on the left.
wow...i just realized how old i am, i figured my response would be something along the lines of playing with barbies, but it wasn't. that summer i learned how to drive....wow...
Had to delete my previous post...that was 11 years ago
I was living in downtown Toronto in the heart of the city. I got my cat Boo that summer after having to put my other cat down a couple of months before. I was starting to get back to a normal life after the previous year in which my mother died and I had just finished chemo.
My aunt and uncle took my sister and me to France to babysit our 4 year old cousin so they could go out in the evenings. The most horrible summer "job" I've ever had, as I'm sure you can imagine!
We visited Royan, the Gorges du Tarn, the French Alps, Burgundy, and Paris over the course of about a month. Royan was my favorite. I just loved Aquitaine. Why Eleanor ever left for rainy old England has been a mystery to me ever since.
Well since the schools all finished for summer on friday, I would have just finished primary school and was probably terrified about the prospect of starting high school!
I was less than one month away from giving birth to my first child. I was huge, swollen, had gestational diabetes, tired, an SO EXCITED to meet my child. It was a wondeful summer when she arrived.
I moved in with the mrs and am still with her, we have two kids now, but back then we had more time for each other, now we have the odd night in a blue moon to play hide the sausage!
Doing my LLB (law undergraduate degree) finals, and preparing to spend the summer in Mongolia.
preschool for the win (I was learning my letters so that i could hub later in life)
Living in London (Ontario, Canada) and working at a promotional products company. Same thing as I was doing ten years before that.
Ten years ago, I had a my first child, James, was just a baby, and I was learning about being a mommy. My husband and I were trying to get settled into our new 'home,' a park-model trailer, our sixth move in just over a year of marriage.
That summer, my sisters cam to visit. We had a great time, picking berries, canning (for the first time without mom to guide the way) and missing the plains...
It was also a summer of preparation, in case Y2K was really the end of civilization.
I grew up in a trailer. I miss picking berries. Were they blackberries? My mom used to make cobbler.
Moving -- from the large city to the country (lol -- read my hub and you'll understand why I'm laughing) with baby #3 in tow, along with the pack of dogs and cats! Also, retooling to head back out to work.
Hmmm...lessee...this isn't all by a long shot, but:
1. Getting legal problems eliminated for Pam so we could get her to her daughter's high school graduation in Arizona without my sweetie going to jail.
2. Backing down five guys on a sidewalk in front of our Sierra Vista (Arizona) motel room when they wanted to mess with my very very ill redhead 'cause they didn't believe she had backup.
3. Moving from South Dakota to Montana and homesteading, living what later became Hubs about building survival cabins, digging hand dug wells, fighting wildfires, killing a few rattlesnakes and such.
4. Kicking the "Bully of the Mountain" where it hurts in a street scuffle, which gave him a paradigm shift and we got along fine after that.
Um...'nuff for now...
Left my life/work as a technical writer at a fortune 500 company so I could become a stay at home parent. We moved cross-country to Texas, a place I said I'd never return to. Had a painful learning experience there and grew up quite a bit. I was 27.
I was in the final years of my school and was preparing for the college.
I was living in Ely in Cardiff and taking a break from college!
Why, I was walking around the backyard and jumping in the blow up swimming pool. Mayyyybe eating some dirt and snails :-\
Im below 18
Musing on life in my 40's. Cos right now - my 30's aren't looking too bright ...
*fastforward 10 years*
whoooooop - my 40's rock
Spending the summer between my junior and senior year in college back at home in the mountains. I went on many bike rides that summer, and I do miss seeingthe scenery.
1999..was bittersweet. I was raising my three children and scrambling for services for the youngest child diagnosed with autism. We did go on a wonderful Disney Cruise that year!
Traveling, party, enjoying live and just embracing all that was offered to me. It was a great, wonderful time!
10 years ago..I was glad the middle-school school year was over and finally on summer break.
Helping more 1000's obtain full-time work before the federal funding ran out. I was in Workforce Development, overseeing Education & Training, teting/counseling, and some job placement services under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) that was about to expire.
We opened up the eligibility criteria a bit and were able to help double the people previously until the corporation went under because of lack of funding in 2005. Most of these non-profits had been absorbed by the state jobs services dept. and disappeared in 2000.
So, between 1999 - 2005 we helped 1000s of people earn a GED or high school diploma, finish college, and get a job. Our Family Literacy Program, restaurant and office trainng course, after-school tutoring, science field trips, and summer jobs for youth were successful to the end.
I was so busy, I'll never forget it; then at the end of 2005 - nothing. BOING!
I was working with the Police in London, which was very close to the MI5 Building.
I was getting ready for second grade ten years ago. Those were the days. There was not a worry in the world. (Mommy, I can't decide what backpack to get!) =]
I was busy with a three year old and an eight year old...its a blurrrr!
I was working outside the house instead of from home, and being the mother of teenagers.
I know exactly what I was doing the summer of 1999, but I see no benefit to revealing those details to anyone on the forum.
Was trying to make it as a stockbroker - not the right career for me and took me 6 long years to figure that out! WAY happier now working online for myself and meeting nice people here!
In 1999 I was newly divorced and my company relocated me to Miami with my 3 kids. Spent the year traveling the Southeast, working my butt off and driving non-stop to soccer practices/games all over Florida.
summer 1999...i turned 21 and was dancing. i was a year in at my fifth college...university of north texas in denton. that town really nurtured me for the 5.5 years i stayed.
I was studying Quantum Physics and anything I could find on Einstein. Hey, I was also dreaming of making movies. Just dreaming. What else...yeah, I read madman books on anything supernatural. Things that would drive you nuts. No kidding.
I was 20 and learning what it meant to be a father for the very first time.
that was when i was thinking of starting my own business and starting a new relashion ship wish neither ever happened
I was at uni doing my science degree. Actually I was at the pub pretending to be doing my degree.
I was severely depressed, working two jobs, taking care of three children (husband included) only have two children.
I pretty much am doing the same things , only now Im slower
I just finished my SSC Exams (10th standard) that summer. Means was enjoying the long summer vacations.
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