Sunday, July 01, 2012

Life before kids

Lately some memories have been coming back to the forefront of times long ago before my two sons. I have been married and divorced twice and lived with someone for three years. I took a bus across country when I was 21 and lived in San Diego for 7 months before taking a bus back to New Jersey.

I had some interesting experiences with dating - these were before online dating sites and were in newspapers - exchanging letters with someone in another state and then heading off to meet them.

I recently went through my photo albums and found some pictures from one of those relationships. The other day I was reminded of a guy I spent a summer with who was working in the US from Holland. I spent weekends during two years of high school at the roller skating rink. I kept bumping into one guy from that period of my life over the years - at the Jersey shore in my 20s and then several years later at an airport bar in Los Angeles.

I was an avid Nascar fan for a very long time - I got my first husband and his brother involved and we went to many races. Our honeymoon was at one race.

During high school I lived with my grandparents and also with a foster family. I also had some fun jobs along the way. I am fascinated with astrology - spending hours delving into my chart and reading about the houses.

During high school years I was writing a book and have wanted to write on several topics over the years but have yet to reach that goal.

Moon in Cancer natives have a large potential to be able to get in touch with the feelings and moods of others. Often, they are quite wrapped up in themselves. Their memories of the past are outstanding, especially for all things emotional.

So I will be expanding the topics for this blog to cover my life and write about some fun experiences I have had. My life did not start when I had kids.

17 comments:

John Anslow said...

Sounds like you have much experience to share and no doubt have learnt many lessons, I can't wait to read all about them :)

J.B. King said...

I look forward to reading more stories. Thanks for the post.

andy reeley said...

now I am enjoying life after kids :-) Looking forward to reading your blog :-)

abhijit said...

My life remains in the zone of "life before kids" - so I can't really contrast it. Thanks for your sharing !

Karen Dawkins said...

I'm a mom to two kids on the autism spectrum as well. Life doesn't start or end when we have kids, does it?

The Baseball Goddess said...

It really is something how memories come back to us and they way we reflect on them at different stages in our life. Even just reading this triggered some memories for me. :)

StepahnieBeale said...

This article is speaking the truth about our kids!

StepahnieBeale said...

Thanks for sharing this article!!!

Jyoti Prakash Haldar said...

Great-one!

likibiki said...

You rock have and awesome 4th of July^^

sandorbenko said...

Bonnie, thanks for sharing your story

sandorbenko said...

Bonnie, thanks for sharing your story

Barry Gumm said...

Yes life without children was different for most of us

Bridie Christopher said...

Life is more fulfilling with the children though

Sharon Ruggieri said...

Wow...so many memories packed into your post. I'd be interested to read that book from high school :)

crixan said...

There are lots of stories to look forward to here.

abacnok said...

Any mistakes you made during that time only helped to mold you into the person you are today, so cherish every memory.