Share Your World – 2014 Week 15

girlastronautHere is my contribution to Share Your World for this week.  (Scroll to the bottom for more info on SYW.)

For your blog do you basically use Windows or Mac, laptop, desktop, pad, or phone?

I write it on my Air Mac but use my iPad Mini to track my stats and do replies.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I am of the era when there weren’t a lot of options for little girls.  You could become a teacher or a nurse, and neither one thrilled me.  I wanted to be an astronaut.  I found outer space to be thrilling.  I built models of all the space craft and pretended to be in them.  But being the astronaut was out of the question.  I had two strikes against me:  I was a girl and a crippled one at that.  Polio had left me with a short leg, a curved spine and a limp.  Thank you, Sally Ride, for finally shattering that barrier for us and allowing little girls to dream of flying high.  I haven’t given up on that dream, though.  Taking a ride with Virgin Galactic is still on my bucket list.

I went to college and studied Shakespeare but soon found out it’s hard to make a living with that, so I dropped out, joined the Army and ended up in meteorology school.  I still haven’t grown up, so I can’t tell you how the story ends.

Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?

Little town, much like the one I live in today.  About 15,000 people.  I don’t care much for cities.  I like towns about this size that are close enough to drive to a city if you need something.  Our little town is pretty self contained, and I like that.

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 

An ever changing number, that is.  I don’t know how to tell anyone’s age, let alone mine.  I must say, though, that I’ve gotten beyond the idea that “age is just a number”.  There comes a point when you have to acknowledge age a real force that is mostly beyond your control.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am absolutely grateful to finally have finished our income taxes and gotten them filed.  Big sigh of relief.  I’m looking forward to getting on with spring and putting seeds and new plants into the earth.

share-your-world2Share Your World info and link:  Share Your World is a weekly challenge hosted by my spouse, Cee, at her photography blog. She started Share Your World years ago when she was running a number of challenges on a photography site similar to WordPress.  The majority of photographers are introverts, and they needed a way to get to know each other.  You don’t have to be a photographer to participate, though.  Grab the questions and give us your answers.

Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  Look for my ongoing series celebrating the introvert(Sunday) and introvert cartoons (Thursday), plus anything else interesting that I find in the meantime.  Come and share with like-minded introverts.  I also contribute to the food blog Three’s Cooking, learning to cook from the heart, for the soul.

13 thoughts on “Share Your World – 2014 Week 15

  1. Great answers! Love the astronaut one most of all. Sally Ride sure broke those barriers for us and we all watched in awe. I just finished my taxes last night and breathed a sigh of relief when I received the email saying the IRS accepted it 🙂

    Nothing like last minute to light the fire sometimes…

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