Friday, October 26, 2007

The 10-20-30 Virus Meme

Ok, so this is my first meme. At least, my first meme on this blog. John over at Grasping for the Wind tagged me. The idea is to write what you were doing 10, 20 and 30 years ago, then tag others to do the same. This way, we all get to know each other a little bit. So, here it goes.

10 years ago: I was living in Arizona in my first IT job as a C++ programmer. My husband and I had just purchased our first house. Our daughter had not yet been born. My interests were reading, calligraphy and writing; still much the same as they are now. We loved to take drives in the mountains (and we still miss that now that we are flatlanders).

20 years ago: I was still in the Air Force. I mostly read romance novels back then, when I had time to read. I had not yet discovered writing, although I tried to write a story when I was 18 about a dark ages time traveler. I discovered then how difficult it was. My husband and I were dating and we loved to . . . take long drives in the mountains. Some things never get old! I also tried to teach him calligraphy.

30 years ago: I was 11. My mother had a serious illness and we were not sure if she would survive (she's still doing well to this day). I had a great teacher named Sr. Clare who taught me the joys of reading. I was a late bloomer as far as reading was concerned. I was into Nancy Drew and Cherry Ames. One of my favorites in that series was Cherry Ames, Army Nurse. I might not have thought to join the Air Force if it were not for that book.

Ok, so now I must tag. How about Kimber An, Gav, Graeme, Katie and Scooper? Take a break from your review schedules and tell us a bit about yourselves.


John Ottinger III (Grasping for the Wind) said...

Wow, Air Force! I thought about it once, then realized I couldn't hack it in the military. Thanks for your service!

I enjoyed getting to know you just a little bit better.

Tia Nevitt said...

Thanks, John! It really wasn't all that difficult, and I love the memories of the Air Force. I also love that I will always be a veteran!