October 22nd, 2007


[mondaysabitch] Aging

1. If you could pause your aging process, at what age would you choose do to it? (Meaning you would not live forever, but live for 90 or so years at whatever age you chose).
Four or five, if I could go back in time. I did not know (and did not need to know) how cruel the world could be when I was that age.

2. At what age did you (or will you) consider yourself to be an adult?
I grew up (or had to) at a pretty young age (between seven and sixteen years old) - rather because I had to know a lot about the 'grown up' world without being able to have 'grown up' capabilities than because I wanted to.

3. What do you think will be your most annoying trait when you’re a senior?
Regret. I try hard not to have any and to be philosophical (I would not be the me that I am without my past) but it is hard not to get angry sometimes.

4. How does your current life compare with where you thought you’d be at this point when you were young?
I had ambitions when I was young to be a school teacher - juniors, infants or maths at senior/sixth-form. Once those ambitions were (incorrectly, it turns out) quashed by my careers teacher at sixth-form telling me that I would not be able to do a maths degree with the A levels I had (I found out later that I could have), I settled for a BSc subject that I did not want to do for a living (Biochemistry) and then settled again, over and over again in my working life, first for an MSc in IT/computers and a career in an 'industry' that I hated and that ended up being an upwardly dead-end job (I could not change careers to a lower paying job because of a mortgage and other debts and so was stuck with it).

5. When would you like to retire? What do you see yourself doing with your life after retirement?
I have 'retired' in that I no longer work due to the multiple sclerosis (MonSter). I guess that long term incapacity benefit could be called medical 'retirement' without a pension...
What do I do with my life? Sleep. Eat. Sleep. Take the odd photo. Sleep. Draw a bit. Sleep. Survive. Sleep. Hug my hubby a lot. Sleep. Hug the cats. Sleep. Play some WoW. Sleep. Not have enough energy to do housework. Watch some TV. Sleep.
Sense a theme?