Thursday, September 3, 2015

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 8

Day 8:  Discuss a moment when you felt most satisfied with your life.

I would say that such a moment in recent memory was the day I graduated with my Associate of Science degree.  Starting college at the age of 50 was a fearful endeavor on my part, with no clear image of the end result.  I had never been to college, as that was not an option that was available to me when I finished high school.  I did not know what to expect, what it entailed, or if I could even accomplish the task.

I not only graduated, I completed the two-year program in only sixteen months with a GPA of 3.9.  I was and am proud of what I accomplished.  

From one who knows, it is NEVER too late to start over, try something new, and succeed!!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 7

Day 7:  What were your favorite childhood toys?

My favorite childhood toys remain my favorite today.  Books were the dear friend of a lonely child and provide a refuge for this stressed adult.  With books, I am able to enter someone else's world, if only for a short time.  They provide an escape from reality for just a moment and allow the stress to subside just a bit before I have to re-enter the real world.

Here was one of my favorite series as a child...before I graduated to Perry Mason!

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One of my other favorites from my childhood was my little am radio.  I would hide it under my pillow at night and listen to the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  Of course, I usually managed to scare the hell out of myself at the same time!  It was masterful storytelling but what really made the story scary were the sound effects.  When heard in the dark, late at night, they were truly terrifying!

What were some of your favorites?

Love, Jerri

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