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  •  I might just try to do that. (2+ / 0-)
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    NonnyO, FarWestGirl

    At least it would occupy some time!

    •  :-) Works for me... (1+ / 0-)
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      Well, the writing, that is - I've not written a script for Hollywood.  I did a lot of poetry writing and journal writing for several years.  The journaling was where my inappropriate comments could be said - years later I realized how funny some of them were.

      Mostly, I diverted all my mental and emotional energy into things that make me happy, like participating in community theatre, reading (history fanatic here, several eras), and now in my old age everything is about genealogy research, altho I started this "hobby" when I was a sophomore in high school in 1962.  I delved into it off and on for years, and then got my first home computer in '01..., broke a few brick walls, got copies of documents - some are free and online! - and joined genealogy lists and now I am finally able to repay the universe by sometimes being able to help others with their research.

      I went through successions of relationships when I was younger, and sometime in my 30s I finally came to the realization that I'm a perfect woman to date because I love doing fun things like going to theatre shows, museums, etc..., but when it comes to signing a legal contract to live with a man (been there, done that, have the signed divorce decree from when I was only 20)..., the mere idea of marriage now makes me hysterical with fear.  I'm gamophobic!

      If I'd have been married anywhere along the way after my young divorce, I'd never have had some of the great adventures I've had along the way, never met some interesting people, never gone to college in my 40s, never studied a foreign language (connected with genealogy research), never have gotten this far in my genealogy research, etc., because I'd have been too busy taking care of a man and "his" house.  Nutz on that!  [Yes, essentially that means I'm selfish because while I love doing things for people, I like it to be my idea when I have the time and energy and money to do so, not do things because it's expected of me, because then I resent the person for whom I'm doing stuff.]

      Living the life of a single person is not for everyone.  I accept that.  It just works for me because of the fact that back in grade school I had no peer group (I was the only kid in my grade in a two-room school, related to many of the other kids in the other grades) so I have always felt like a truly independent spirit, and my grounding is in solitude absent a peer group of classmates (I had those later, but never felt like one of them).

      Still, singleness and forging ahead with life is far preferable to living with someone who only makes life miserable in every way possible, or taints happiness with misery.  Life's too short to be that miserable for that long.

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 01:03:24 PM PDT

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