What do you now know that you didn’t know a few hours ago? Well, let me tell you. I posed this question to myself last weekend and I didn’t really have an answer at the moment, so I just let the question sit in my pages doc for a bit.
Later in the week the answer was revealed to me. However, I didn’t realize at the time it was the answer. I simply posted another little reminder in my pages doc. Then this weekend as I was reviewing my ideas for blogs I realized I had posed this question at one point and later unknowingly presented the answer.
What I didn’t know when I posed this question is that one of the worst years of my life, 1993, was one of the best years of someone else’s life. Now in the grand scheme of things this should have been pretty clear to me, but I wasn’t looking at the big picture.
I asked one of my co-workers this last week what year she was born and she said, “1993. What were you doing in 1993?”. I reflected for a moment and informed her that I was going through the beginning stages of a divorce from my son’s father.
She frowned a bit and said, “That’s not a fun memory to associate with the year that I was born” and I said something along the lines of her being right, but now that I knew she was born in 1993 I had a much more positive association to that year. She smiled and said, “Well that’s a very positive way of looking at it” and I agreed.
Haven’t you ever had a not so great experience with a person of a certain name and then later in life met a new person with the same name? Automatically, you kinda feel icky towards that new person because of your past experience. Well, it’s an opportunity to change the association with that name and the same goes for 1993. I am pleased to relate this year with the idea that my friend and co-worker was born that year. What a wonderful year.