I think we all have these moments when we’re thinking of something, we think, that was “before” or “after” a major turning point in our lives. You know, you think of your childhood and you’re trying to recall when something happened and you think this was “before” that. Or you may think “after” that.
I have a few. In my childhood I always categorize everything in my head with “before” my parents divorce. Everything so drastically changed after that. So it was my first major turning point. A road marker so to speak.
I’m not going into anything of these points in my life in any detail. Those who know me know what I’m talking about and I’m not baring my soul like that. And besides, I’m sure it would be boring to others.
In my adult life it was “after” what “someone” did to the business.
Then it was when I went to Canada and when I came back.
Now of course, everything is “before I got sick.”
I’m not counting my marriages or children because I don’t feel they were a “before or after” deal. I felt having them was just a natural part of life. I have tended to mark things by sadness or extreme change. Is that weird?
How many “before” and/or “afters” do you have? If you feel like it, you can share them.