#TBTMemory 63: Then And Now

Maggie‘s running the show this week. This week, we’re to think of ourselves as kids and answer the questions.

Were you more of an introvert or an extrovert? An introvert. For a long time I thought I was an extrovert, because I was friendly and outgoing, but after a while I’d get people’d out and have to get away from everyone and everything.

Did you have a boisterous or a more reserved personality? More reserved, although I had my boisterous moments (or should I say boysterous?)

Were you more confident or did you tend to be insecure? Definitely more insecure.

Were you social or were you more of a loner? A loner with my social moments.

Were you a good listener or a good talker? A better talker. Inside my head it’s too noisy.

Did you like school or dread it? Generally liked it, but there were times when I dreaded it.

Did you like the outdoors or did you prefer staying inside? I preferred being inside, but I was also good at wandering around the neighborhood.

Did you have deep thoughts about the world, the universe, etc., or did you only see as far as where you lived? I was a dreamer and spent a lot of time in my own little world, because I knew everyone there.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Lots of things: a cab driver, a policeman, a weatherman, a musician, a cartoonist, a priest, an actor, a radio DJ…

Looking back, how did you fare as an adult? Are you still that same person or have you changed? If you changed, was it a dramatic shift or just slight changes? Did you end up in the profession you thought you would? I did all right as an adult. Never did any of the things I dreamt of, of course, because I followed my mother’s advice ("be practical" — what a mistake that was), but I did all right for myself. I never really changed, if you can believe that. I’m still kind of a dreamer who lives in his own world, in which world I still know everybody…

And that’s all for this week!

12 thoughts on “#TBTMemory 63: Then And Now

  1. Love the Fred Astaire gif. Whenever I did those personality tests I am always 50/50 with introvert and extrovert. I would say I’m more of a loner but I have some excellent friends and font mind going out…when I’m in the mood. I can talk! I also know I am an excellent listener…look at the field I am in! I’m a Credit Counsellor and BIA Insolvency Counsellor so I better know how yo actively listen. I never thought I would be a budgeted and work with money because I Hate math but I was always excellent in budgeting. I wanted to help people or animals. I hated school and it still gives me a feeling of dread when I see the back to school ads.


  2. John,

    I was somewhere in between intro/extrovert. All though I was quite friendly and very talkative, my insecurities kept me from super out going. I always wanted to be like the pretty popular girls. They seemed to have it all. I know that’s not true then or now but when you’re young you don’t understand how these things work yet. I did my share of daydreaming. I wanted to be an actress or singer. Somehow my thinking got switched to more practical career pursuits but I always wanted to be a mommy and wife. I did the practical job but my rewarding position in life has been as a mommy and wife. :) Like you, I had my love/hate moments regarding school. When I was really young, I loved being outdoors. On sunny days, you’d find me playing with my bestie with our Barbie Dolls or something else equally girlie but I liked playing softball or basketball with my neighborhood buds. Sometimes us kids would trample through the woods looking for Big Foot. We never did find that hairy beast and now that I think about it we never saw any wildlife. I guess we were making too much noise yapping and rustling our feet through decayed leaves. The simple life of a kid in the 60s and 70s was a wonderful thing! Thanks for sharing your answers. It was fun.


  3. Great post, John. Your gifs are always perfect. Thanks for the link to you boysterous post – I missed it first time around. (I often find the world a little too peoplely.)

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