I will begin with 2006: Self proclaimed “Multitasker Girl”.
“I am not Kara of Krypton. I am Jenni of Earth. My super powers are not something alien, nor something I was born with. My power is something that took 25 years to perfect. I am a Multitasker!
Stemming from the fear of being left out I mastered the art of being in more than one place at any given time. I can consolidate lunch dates with doctor’s appointments, do homework while I drive, and successfully attend three or more dinner functions in one night.
Learning from the age-old lesson that Time is Money, I do laundry, wash dishes, vacuum and watch TV all at the same time.
Determined to play all the roles I have in life – daughter, sister, mother, friend, employee, student, etc. – seemlessly and simultaneously, I am Multitasker Girl!”
And I had just discovered the joys of having a digital camera:
And photo editing my bitterness:
My poem for the phase, from my one of my now all time faves, Dorothy Parker:
Now it’s over, and now it’s done;
Why does everything look the same?
Just as bright, the unheeding sun, —
Can’t it see that the parting came?
People hurry and work and swear,
Laugh and grumble and die and wed,
Ponder what they will eat and wear, —
Don’t they know that our love is dead?
Just as busy, the crowded street;
Cars and wagons go rolling on,
Children chuckle, and lovers meet, —
Don’t they know that our love is gone?
No one pauses to pay a tear;
None walks slow, for the love that’s through, —
I might mention, my recent dear,
I’ve reverted to normal, too.
And as always, ends with a lesson learned through a quote I read (before memes and Pinterest):
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for; but, rather something to be achieved.”- William Jennings Bryan
And I’d like to note that quote and see if I can carry on with that in mind, but first, more reminiscing in the following posts. Because I said so.
My 2006 looked like this:
And sounded like this (a couple of my poems):
The wind whispered something suspicious
And the sun smiled with knowledge of some inside joke
I sat inside waiting for it to rain convinced that the world is against me
I watched a flock of birds bath in a pool of mud
The world is against them too
What is done is done
And we shouldn’t look back
At what we could’ve gained
And what we always lacked
As Rome lays in ruins
So must our souls
For a chance to try
We all pay the toll
No need for the struggle
Nor to lay any blame
We were just pretending
And this was just a game
A sordid lesson
Everyone must learn
Promises are always broken
And hearts always burn