Reflections on Life Thus Far

My life. My story: Exploring mental health, spirituality, meditation & random thoughts I have

Reviewing My Life


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Tomorrow’s portfolio workshop session I am attending requires me to have some homework done. I’m supposed to start from the year I was born and finish with the present year. Each year should have something next to it like an event or some type of memory you have or have been told about that year. Yesterday I started with the year I was born (1982) and got as far as 2003 before having to leave the rest for today. It was really overwhelming seeing all the things that had happened in my life. I’ve got my own memories from age 2-3 and on so only had to use stuff that was told to me for ’82, ’83 and some of ’84. Most involved trauma of some sort so the process of chronicling my life year by year was not fun or easy. Apparently the process must be to have us examine what’s occurred over our lifetime in a compact, tidy manner. Perhaps we’re supposed to see everything we’ve lived through and realize we have resources we didn’t realize we had, or skills we didn’t know of until we wrote it down. The only thing I’ve discovered, at this point, is I have had a number of sh*tty years with very few decent ones. Lets just say this timeline won’t be going with me on any job interviews!

Β©Natalya, 2013.


Author: Natalya

Blogging my thoughts and feelings about mostly mental health, meditation and spirituality(non religious). Hoping to connect with other interesting people in the blogosphere. *The name is Russian and is my pseudonym.

4 thoughts on “Reviewing My Life

  1. I admire you for doing this—I wouldn’t want to, personally. Also, I am old enough to be your others. Seriously, I have kids your age. πŸ˜‰ Yet another blow…LOL

  2. Boy, I’m not sure I could do that! I’m not so good at remembering my past, which is why I keep a daily journal. I suppose one irony of having a traumatic life is that you remember it better, even if you don’t want to.

    But try to think of it as a life review like you get when you cross over, and let’s assume that everything in the future will be Heaven, okay? Fresh start, starting now. πŸ™‚

    • Haha, well that’s one good thing I suppose! Trauma makes for stronger memories! πŸ˜› Yes, lets hope for lots of happy memories from now on. I could use a few πŸ˜›

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