I've recently become 'friends' on Facebook with a few people from high school. These are people I haven't seen for 20 years so we exchanged a few catch-up messages... which, in my case, were two short paragraphs saying something along the lines of, "I left school, worked in a particular industry for many years, moved to Melbourne at the beginning of 2004 to go to uni, finished that, now work in a church. Not married, no kids.  Enjoying life."  In response to this (and it really wasn't much more than I've written here) one person described my life as 'adventurous' and another described it as 'exciting'.

I've described my life in various ways over the years and sometimes the adjectives are rather colourful, depending upon my mood, but I don't think I've ever applied the adjectives 'adventurous' or 'exciting'.  They're probably the last words I'd use, to be honest.  I don't know whether the people who used those words thought my life is boring and were trying to be encouraging or whether they genuinely thought it sounded adventurous and exciting.

It really is a strange thing to get someone else's perspective on your life.  It's making me think about what it looks like from the outside.


Hippomanic Jen said...

Yes, I'm looking at some life changes currently and when talking to Mum she said it sounded exciting not knowing exactly what's going to happen next. 'Scary' was the term I would have chosen.

Dee said...

The grass is always greener......

as the old saying goes.

Thanks for visiting me today on my feature day.

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