Question of the Day – No. 291 What’s the difference between the “you” that you are now and the “three years ago you”? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 70 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 291” Add yours My cup is half full, compared to it being half empty 3 years ago LikeLiked by 7 people Reply That is a great way to change! LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Thank you! LikeLiked by 4 people That is just awesome! What made you change that perspective? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply A refocus on my outlook towards life. I now try to focus on the positives life brings me and take the time to complete a gratitude journal daily. It’s taken a while to get here but I am definitely loving it 😁 LikeLiked by 2 people More experience and learning LikeLiked by 2 people Reply That’s great! 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Hah, I am always very different to the way that I once was (I have done a bunch of these time relevant reflexive thought exercises over the years), yet I realise that my present answers are the same. I say how different I am to the way I used to be (without elaborating in which ways I am changed…). 3 years ago? I was in the same boat I am in now (without an employment contract and back to on-call casual work). External circumstances are very similar, however it is the internal space that I am changed, for I believe in the bullshit I preach. Back then, I didn’t believe in anything. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply The internal space is the most important, don’t you think? Because it dictates the external one, at least from a perspective point of view. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yeah. But people only see the external of other people. And therefore the constant “liar” and “secretive” and “How about try being honest for once” Because… contextual information is too long winded… And therefore a waste of one’s breath. LikeLiked by 1 person I had just finished a few months of radiation and cancer surgery just before that so I was pretty low 3 years ago physically. Mentally I was in panic, but hopeful and living life to my best. I had a few months to wait to see if getting toasted had gotten what the surgery didn’t. But I was glad to be alive and I’m cancer free. I’m more relaxed now again. I’m more appreciative of each day. I try to make better use of each day and enjoy it. LikeLiked by 10 people Reply It seems that when we get close to losing it, we become more appreciative about life. I hope people can learn this from storytelling and they don’t have to experience these things by themselves. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Finding happiness in the everyday things 🙂 LikeLiked by 6 people Reply That’s a huge change in three years 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 3 years ago I was unemployed, learning about self sufficiency, and chewing on dandelion leaves. This year I am working full time, working on obtaining more credentials. I have a purpose, and take pleasure in being of service. LikeLiked by 6 people Reply What a big evolution! From a mindset point of view, how different are you know? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I woke up and I became a mother. LikeLiked by 6 people Reply You woke up? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I sleep regularly now and it has made me a better, more resilient human being. Plus no more suicidal ideation. Yay for mental health! LikeLiked by 5 people Reply Yay indeed! Besides the sleep, what else helped you get in a better mental shape? LikeLike Reply Sleep was honestly the big one. I had been working overnights for several years at that point, and my body couldn’t take it anymore. The schedule also contributed to social isolation and the job itself had a toxic atmosphere which didn’t help. I ended up taking a big pay cut to get on working days, but it allowed me to go back to school and get me into a better situation career-wise while meeting new people. LikeLiked by 1 person My knowledge of myself and the Greek language has increased immensely. LikeLiked by 5 people Reply Why Greek? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It’s the answer to life, the universe and everything. Far more fulfilling than it being 42 and the question being what is 6 x 7 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Wisdom, strength, and experience gained through moving to a new city, living through a hurricane and a flooded house and in a hotel for ten months while rebuilding, two new jobs, and a new blog to boot. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply What an amazing list of great changes! In which city did you move? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Houston. LikeLiked by 1 person I used to spend hours arguing and aching for attention on Facebook, now I knock off items on my to-do list. LikeLiked by 5 people Reply Besides the attention, what other satisfaction did you had from that? LikeLike Reply I felt I was being helpful. LikeLiked by 1 person Much more wiser LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Awesome! 😀 LikeLike Reply Caring about the simple and little things about life to metamorphisize my character and emotions. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply What made you switch your focus towards the simple and little things about life? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Reblogging to my sister site Timeless Wisdoms LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Pingback: Question of the Day – Timeless Wisdoms Not a whole lot of difference, still in the same place (living at my mother’s with my eldest child, who’s 20), no job, no prospects. On the upside, I’ve started the library course that I’ve been wanting to do for ages. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply It’s a start😁 LikeLiked by 3 people Reply I’m glad it is an upside. Who knows where this course will take you 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I believe the “me” of now is a bit more confident than the “me” of three years ago. Just a ‘wee’ bit more confident. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply ‘Wee’ (I love this word😄) is better than ‘not’ LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m glad you are more confident now, but how come it’s just a bit and not more? LikeLike Reply Well, I’m working on that too. LikeLiked by 1 person Me now understands providing for a family, than me three yrs ago when it was just me and hubby. Me now, works doing what she loves as a caregiver, than me three years ago just working to pay bills. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply That job-love makes a huge difference that allows you to love your life even more. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply One inch closer to enlightenment. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply That’s the best direction 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply 3 years ago I was suffering in a loveless marriage because I believed God wanted me to. Today I am going through a divorce and contemplating if there is a God! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply And how is your suffering now? LikeLiked by 2 people Reply My suffering is now in the form of reinvention by exercising and school! LikeLiked by 2 people I have the same ambitions that I had three years ago. The difference is just that back then, I used to think that it will be a matter of no time, but now I realise that it will take some time. It may take some time, but it will definitely happen. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply If the actions match the expectations, it’s indeed just a matter of time 🙂 LikeLike Reply 3years ago! I was very shy and I didn’t talk anyone too much…But now I am totally change…and now call crazy!😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆I think… It’s all credit to my sister, brother and my hero…She was helping me🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩.. They are important part of my life…😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 Before I think that family is a very important part of my life…but now it’s not…😉😉😉😉😉 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😊😊😊😊😊😊😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply So now family is not a very important part of your life anymore? How come? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Maybe! Maybe they’re right … And 3years ago my family is not like that…I don’t what happened to them…Maybe I misunderstood them…😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😣 LikeLiked by 1 person Older… 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply And maybe happier? 🙂 LikeLike Reply Enjoying life to the fullest… 🙂 “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming; “Wow! What a ride!” Hunter S. Thompson LikeLiked by 1 person Ah! So much growth. Mentally, emotionally and most importantly, spiritually! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply That’s awesome! Evolution is the point of everything 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I guess so LikeLiked by 1 person I create healthy boundaries with well chosen words that provide clarity, empathy, compassion and kindness when I speak what my truth in experiencing my relationships with others. Fearless of the reactions and responses I encounter. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply This is awesome! You make the world a better place 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply As DO YOU! Keep up the GREAT Work! LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you very much! ❤ LikeLike The me three years ago had never experienced true heart break. I believe this is how I finally found myself three years later. I received my first real rejection, My heart finally got broken by someone else (not me breaking someone else’s), My mamaw passed away from lung cancer. All of these things really opened my eyes to see who I need to keep in my life (really who left me in the hard times), how cruel people can really be even when they don’t know you, and it showed me my own true colors. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m very sorry for your loss and for your difficulties, but I guess we need those in life so we can really start living… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The change is HUGE! Three years ago I was dumped by the person in whose hands I had put my entire life, career, future, desire. In addition of the horrible pain, I had to face reality about how many “fake friends” I had around me, so it was a double, triple break up. I spent one year almost alone, barely going outside, putting myself so many questions, keeping a job in which I was feeling stressed and unhappy almost 90% of the time. I was on the way to find my courage, but oh my, it took soooo much effort and pain! Fast forward to three years after: I changed country, became 10 times more secure of myself, wiped away the ghost from my past who hunted me for so long, have a job in a field I love, travel very often for pleasure, share all these experience with the person I wish to have by my side for many many years, if not forever. I did all the things I was so scared of, and that I thought I would have never done! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Pain brings the courage out to the surface. I’m glad you managed to get through all the difficulties and find your path 🙂 LikeLike Reply Have one less friend, two more diagnosed illnesses and now i actually know what i’m doing with my nikon camera and photoshop (continuing learning about photography) LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.