Monday, November 10, 2008

In 8 years

I admit that I'm still tearing up, on occasion, about Obama's win, and our future. A lot of it has to do with the anti-racist part of me, knowing that a large part of that part of our history has been wiped clean.

But, more than that, it's that I haven't really known anything else as a president other than Dumb W. I used the bad analogy to Daddy Dan about feeling like an abused child, who doesn't know any thing better in life.

I think people will soon wake up and realize we haven't had a real president in eight years. For some older Americans, who have lived through other presidents, that might not feel like a lot of time.

But, for me, my world changed under the reign -- and chaos -- of Dumb W. In fact, looking at this list makes me wonder exactly how much damage he might have done over the last near decade that we don't even know about.

In the last eight years I ...

Moved to a different state
Worked three jobs
Met a man
Got engaged to that man
Learned to be a wife
Traveled out of the country
Suffered through infertility
Got pregnant
Learned to be a mother
Was a working mom
Was a stay-at-home mom
Was a work-at-home mom
Became a working mom again.
Changed careers -- twice
Sold a house
Bought a house
Tried selling another house, but could not (thanks, W!)
And, now, I'm watching well-known businesses collapse before my eyes.

And much more.

How about you? What has changed in your life in the last eight years? Pass it on and link back to me, if you want for a sweet little, spontaneous writing contest. I'll link to everyone's post at the end of the week. Or, just leave your notes in comments.

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Threeundertwo said...

I haven't been through as much change as you in the past 8 years, but I do remember former Presidents and how our country, and our outlook was so much different.

I have so much hope now for our country, although I am saddened by all the businesses I see closing.

Better days ahead.

Cynthia said...

After reading your post, I've composed one like it over on my blog We've definitely taken a similar path the last 8 years!

Momma Bean said...

I did one, as part of my baby-steps back to writing something...anything! I really enjoyed this! Thanks!

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