March 8th, 2011
|08:53 pm - census meme|
In 2011 I live in Coventry with H. My kids are at University, and I am trying to restart my writing career.
In 2001 I was living in Coventry. I had been working as a writer for seven years, but I had recently taken a full time job at Becta. I had two children aged 11 and 8. H was working in Sheffield during the week at the University for Industry.
In 1991 I had just left my ex to move in with H, and I had an 18 month old baby. I lived in a rented house in Hanwell in West London and worked as Lecturer in Further Education.
In 1981 I was studying Philosophy at the University of Warwick. I was living near anarchy bridge in central Coventry. Strange days indeed.
In 1971 I was living in a council house in Sutton Coldfield. My father was disabled, and we were poor.
In 1961 I was in my mummy's tummy. She was living in the back bedroom of my grandma's house, in Birmingham, and my dad was doing National Service.
And turbulent times, as it seems. You can be proud of youself and the kids and I'm crosing all fingers and toes for the writing career to come back and stay!
It sounds exhausting doesn't it? Every decade up until 2001 was enormous change, but it seems to have slowed down lately.
What scene is that in your icon?
Oh, yes, I wasn't in any way implying the world itself was changing less, simply that my life was stabilising slightly.
I lived in Earlsdon for six years and never managed to find out what a fnord was - thank you for that!
My favourite was always 'Why don't people just *heart* each other?'.
No - What a coincidence. I'm not sure I still understand quite what a fnord is, but at last I know why I felt a bit uneasy crossing the bridge :-)
I hadn't realised how very close in age until this meme
This meme seems to work particularly well for those born in a census year, who are also likely to be at university in a census year.
very true, I think that coincidence also makes us want to post it
I read this and said out loud, quietly, reflectively: "I love her." Didn't know I felt that way, quite, until I read this. What a great meme.
decemberleaf, you are a lovely person, with strong protective feelings I think, what a kind thing to say