Ten Year Report

Di of Pensitivity101 tagged me for this introspective challenge. I’ll begin with the high points of the past 10 years, followed by the low, and then answer her questions. I’m not going to tag anyone else. πŸ™‚

High Points 2010 – 2020

In 2011, my sweet kitty Gatsby came into my life via the Orange County Animal Shelter. 😻❀️

My daughters both graduated from college (and did extremely well too), one in 2012 and one in 2015.

They also both got married to awesome guys (2017, 2019)! πŸ’–πŸ’–

In 2018, a wonderful little granddaughter arrived! 😍✨🀩

I have published many books during these 10 years, and while they may not fly off the shelves, the fact that I have actual finished novels and other books out there gives me a great sense of accomplishment.

Low Points 2010 – 2020

My divorce was final in 2011, and while this was a necessary step, it’s still sad.

The relationship I had through my 2-year divorce process ended badly in 2011.

The entire 5-year dating debacle that followed was a depressing, and at times frightening, mess and continues to have repercussions to this day.

My dad passed in 2013 (my mom in 2008).

My cat Cocoa died in 2010 or 2011… my memory is a bit fuzzy right now. 😒

Di’s Questions

Is there any year in the past decade that stands out as the best?

-This last one (2019) ended up on a positive note because I moved into a new place with a good friend and got away from my old rundown apartment. I also spent quite a bit of time with family and friends and began writing a fun story. πŸ™‚

Has your taste in music changed in the past ten years or do you think music in general has changed?

-I don’t listen to much new music, but in the last several years I’ve found myself liking more country and folk songs. Hard rock is a bit of a bore sometimes lately.

Are you heavier or lighter than you were ten years ago?

-I’m about the same, up maybe 2-3 pounds. But in the middle of these 10 years I was much lighter ~ I got sick from sushi (will never have it again) and could hardly eat for a month. Then a certain relationship stressed me out so much, anxiety kept my appetite away. I was 10 pounds lighter than today and so right now I feel “fat” because I liked the way I looked then. I’m hoping to get back there, but via exercise and good habits. πŸ˜‡

How many cars have you owned in the past decade?


Fun prompt! πŸ₯³


Image snagged from Rory!

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18 responses to “Ten Year Report

  1. It’s amazing how we can take life experiences so big and condense them into such short sentences. Skip over the lines too quickly and you can miss the depth and breadth of the story all too easily. Love to you and yours Paula Light.

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  2. Interesting answers. I don’t think I would remember much from last ten years unless I have help.

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  3. Congratulations, Paula! πŸ’– I really enjoyed readin about all the good things that had taken place for you and your family over the last decade. You and your daughters should be very proud of yourself!


  4. Thanks Paula.
    So sorry to read your loss of both parents in the last decade..
    Glad 2019 was a positive year for you. Hope 2020 will be equally good, if not more so.

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  5. apologies, just re-read you lost your Mom in 2008 ❀

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  6. It’s really great reading more about you Paula. May life bring you. Nothing but joy ahead.

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  7. I loved this memory lane!!

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