five years ago I met my (now) current husband we were living 90 miles apart from each other in Oklahoma. our schedules didn't overlap, so on his days off he came to my place, and my days off i went to his.
I was homeless five years ago. I had been homeless quite a bit before that since 2004 when I gave up my business and walked away from everything. It was a horrible time. I now have my own apartment and secure income and great medical coverage and great support network. I live near the beach close to my hospital and doctors. My primary care doctor is literally a five minute walk from my apartment. I use to miss the good ole days when I made 80K in one single year. But I am comfortable where I am at right now and will more than likely die here someday. Just do the best you can is all you can do.
Five years ago I was in Vermont getting ready to enter the national job market because I knew that the job I had at the time was in danger because of impending organizational restructuring where I worked. Ten months later I arrived in Duluth. Ooh-- what a stressful year that was. I hope never again to be in the job market between now and retirement. ...
5 years ago....I was running marathons, was down to my goal weight/bmi, just had my appendix out, my dad was alive and healthy, I hadn't been diagnosed with cancer nor had I gone through chemotherapy or over a dozen surgeries, I hadn't suffered a major TBI/concussion that crushed my skull and forced me to have brain surgery, I hadn't been in a coma, my wonderful niece hadn't been born yet, ......... pro and con....I took that time 5 years ago, for granted...none of us at any age has that luxury...because it can change in the blink of an eye and forever alter your future. Always hindsight is 20/20 and a lesson learned.
It was fun. I had just started dating a guy, living in a new country, earning money for the first time, traveling around. I had different dreams and aspirations. I wasn't that satisfied with my career, but I was happy in my personal life.
5 years ago i was a virgin. Applying for a research grant to go work in Africa. Was an evangelical Christian. Was working 80-100 hours per week. Had my heart broken by a woman who i thought was my soul mate. I sometimes wonder if things had happened differently with her if I would've never tried guys. And if never trying, i could've been happy with her.