Saturday, June 19, 2004

Counting the days...

I measure the memories of my childhood based on where my dad was stationed that year.
High school was a fun, glorious, constant time (four years in one place!).
After my first year of college, I found myself with a baby and suddenly single, both on the same day.
The years after that I measure by the different relationships I was in.
Until I fell in love with my boyfriend, eight years ago (long time, not married, I've already heard this!).
Since then I measure time by the different jobs I've had in the large corporation I work for (I transfer every two years or so to a different department, my company likes us to be well-rounded!).
So does this mean that I'm defined by where I live, who I love, where I work?
What does it mean to be defined


  1. You decide how you are "defined". Your travels and changes in situation only serve as placeholders in your long term memory. They enable you to remember longer and with more detail. I find these mental triggers really valuable at times, and a liability at others (times when it would probably be better to just forget). "You" are not a sum total of your life's experiences...there is more to "you" than that. :-)  -B

  2. I'm not sure, but I'm thinking that we are creations of all the experiences of our lives, including the people, the locations, circumstances, ALL of it combined.  Again, I'm not positive on that, because every single person has their own will, desires and needs, so that must be factored in as well.   What a deep question today.  I guess that philosophical side of you is popping out.  smiling.  

  3. What a greaqt question!  Got me thinking about my own life, and how I would define ME.   -Jan