an odd one this and one i was thinking of the other day following the comment my mum made about spooky and i...
we had never grown up...
what she meant was that to her we were the same as we were 15-20 years ago, we had not followed the crowd and went down the marriage and children path but forged our own unique path, of which she is actually proud.
its a good thing she is not one of those mothers who would love to have grandchildren~she would be in for an extrodinarily long wait.
so i was thinking about me.
i realised that i had not really changed all that much over the past...oh lets say 25 years.
my music taste has not changed at all, in fact i would say my music tastes are so entrenched i cannot listen to even radio 2 anymore~tell a lie mike hardings folk night is the exception! the only stations i have programmed into my wind-up radio are classic fm and radio 4~that makes me sound like such a granny~grumble (to coin my friend dj hammy's phrase) so i guess the big change here is total musical intolerance...a harsh phrase but yes i am intolerant!
my personal ideologies have remained the same~when i was 13 i was wearing cnd and rock against racism pin badges on my school blazer, was going to anti-hunt protests here in the village and a few years later was attending cnd rallies with my college~today i still have my cnd badge, just upgraded to a jolly green and white one and support numerous causes and recently was asked by an old friend to help with anti-right wing leafleting here in the village~a hot bed of politics i can tell you!
on sight i think i have actually become much more eccentric~i have lost my long held concern on how people will view me by what i wear~have learnt that genuine friends look into the heart and soul and do not judge this human book by its cover. so yes i have actually become more...'individual' is how the lovely kit berry discribed me when i her met her last year. its too tiring to waste time wondering how others will judge you on your looks and i so wish i had realized that many moons ago!
my taste in reading material remains as eclectic as it ever has been~in my current pile of books being read are...titus groan~child of the northern spring~the west: an illustrated history~boudica: dreaming the hound~the human past~archaeology: an introduction
so quite an eclectic mix there.
i would say if anything is different it is my health~i have had m.e for coming up to 4 years now and it has caused me no end of hassle but i am kind of used to living with it now, i dont even miss driving and my dreadful memory and concentration just means that when i get my degree it will have been well earned! ...the diabetes i am having a harder struggle with...'what do you mean only one pizza slice?!' its what i call the dirt and worm diet and i am fiend for forgetting my medication. one eye has been damaged for which i have a prism in one of the lenses of my glasses and i have slight loss of sensation in one foot due to me being undiagnosed for a few years. still my great gran lost both legs through it so i count myself lucky...and i dont have pizza that often!
*so there you are a journey through me~ after visiting my blog for however long you have been you know me a bit better and i hope you enjoyed it*