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    1. What made you think you’d be dead early? And you are the 2nd person so far to say at 15 you thought you’d be dead. I didn’t even consider death at 15 that I can recall.


  1. My 15 year old self didn’t see much beyond High School graduation and the need to think about choosing (and, getting into) a university. Fifty some years beyond all that wasn’t even on the map.

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      1. Which college? Which year? I started out intending to major in international affairs, until at the end of my sophomore year realizing that that would mean two years of US diplomatic history. I changed schools and majors (variously Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, along with a lot of History and Philosophy). Then, I kind of hit the wall and dropped out, ended up in the Army, and finished my BA after that with a mix of courses – Systems Theory, Propaganda, Psychology, and Sociology.

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      1. Yes, but I wasn’t thinking about it at age 15. I was interested in the concerns of each day. Yes, I did go to college after high school but it wasn’t something I thought about at age 15.

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  2. I always knew I would be a writer and I am. I wanted to go to New York City but that didn’t happen. I also thought I would be married with three kids. I’ve been with my boyfriend for five years and have one son. We are working on baby number 2. Lol.

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  3. Well…that is going back into some dusty files. Oddly enough I always imagined I would be divorced and remarried when I was “old” and that I would be financially able to retire and afford to ride horses. That is pretty much exactly where I am at age 69.

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      1. I was as a kid up to age 19 then university, time and career meant I did not ride for 30 years and came back to it when my daughter started riding . She is now in career, motherhood and not riding but I’m riding on!

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  4. At 15 I was positive I would be a syndicated columnist. There was no question that I would go to school for journalism and would be a writer. Funny thing in a roundabout way I have become one! LOL! Only other thing was that I just assumed I would be married with children. The marrying part was right – just no (biological) kids. I have lots who have “adopted me” as another mother and I love it.

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      1. Yes, every day. Even now that I am 60 and I see a baby or someone who is pregnant there is a longing. But it just wasn’t meant to be so I enjoy all the young people that have blessed my life.

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    1. If you are only 16, then you have your entire life in front of you. Take your time and don’t rush. Time is going to fly by so be sure to do the things you want to do. Growing up takes care of itself.

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      1. There are a lot of things I want to do and hopefully if life is by my side then I’ll definitely do them. Thank you for this wonderful advice.😊

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