Like MNMom, I too love tag as it spares me the creative process. So here's the challenge: List 5 things you couldn't imagine 25 years ago. Or something to that effect. Twenty five years ago, I would have been 17, not a great forethought year for me, so I'll bump it up to 21.
1. I never would have imagined that the country and parts of the world would be progressing toward marriage/union rights for gays and lesbians. And would never have guess that Mexico City would arrive there before the U.S. did. From experience I know that it is some expensive time spent with attorneys to cover yourselves when you don't have the rights inherited in a recognized marriage contract. So, just let us get married everywhere, damn it!
2. I couldn't have imagined living with the man I love in the suburbs in a lovely ranch home with two dogs and great gardens. I always thought I would be a city dweller and actually loathed the burbs at age 21. In fact, I don't think I even imagined love correctly back then. It is so different and so much more satisfying than how I thought of it.
3. I didn't imagine that I wouldn't know, at almost age 42, what I want to do with the rest of my life. Though I'm reasonably successful in my current position, there isn't much of a career path and I have no idea what I want to do next. And let's face it, insurance? Not sure this is where my passion lies. Would love to explore a more creative life, but am also a whore for money. *sigh*
4. I never imagined that I would see U.S. involvement in another war, let alone two. I thought war was an outdated notion and that we had grown beyond it. Naive, yes.
5. I never imagined that I would be crafty and enjoy things like quilting and knitting. I thought I would be a poet or something deep that required brooding and a black turtleneck, not a quilter.
Thanks to MNMom and Melinda June for the great tag.