20 years #BlogJune

This was written after I had already written and scheduled my post on turning 40!

It was inspired by Kathryn’s post: “If you want to play #blogjune and have not, or are already playing …. and would like a topic for Wednesday 28 June, then please be part of my Time Travel Challenge and answer one or both of these questions … and post a link to Twitter with the #blogjune hashtag:

  1. If you could go back and tell your 20 year old self one thing that was going to happen to you between then and today, what would that be?
  2. In 20 years time (presuming the world gets better, not worse) what do you think will be the biggest technological difference between your life now and your life then ? “

Wow it’s almost 20 years since I was 20!

At 20 I was at uni, almost finished my BEd degree (which they no longer teach!) and planning on being a primary school teacher.
That #neverhappened.
Well the graduating part did, but I used to call the degree my expensive piece of wallpaper! I was working ‘afterschool’ and Saturdays at my local public library, and the next year that morphed into pretty much full-time work after graduation and applying for 100 teaching jobs and only getting one (unsuccessful) interview in the middle of Northland!

At 20 I still lived at home (a house with no TV) and I didn’t have a driver licence and never been overseas, etc. That was all soon to change! In the few months before I turned 21 I moved out of home into a flat with 4 other girls (yes it was noisy), bought a little TV for my room, and got my learners licence. I think back then the legal age for drinking in NZ was 20 so I probably had my first drink then too.

Anyway back to the point, what would I tell my 20 year old self?

Probably what I still tell myself today, to calm down and try not to take on all the worries of the world.

#BlogJune

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