2011. Have had current job for 1 1/2 years. Am senior managerial type. No idea where my life is going. Live in rented flat. Actively seeking to get to a better place headwise.
2001. Have low level manager job in soon to implode dot-com. Not having good luck making friends in Seattle. Heavily involved in volunteering in my local community. Living with man and dog I love (both of them, not just the dog) in house we love with car that always works. Thought I had my life worked out, including retirement location.
1991. Working in Tempe at the "Coffee Plantation" and living in a rented house with 6 other roommates. Dating guy who makes fun of me when I'm not around. Roommates and friends keep drifting away from me. Extremely poor. Decide to learn how to type to see if it helps me get a better job.
1981. Living in trailer park in central Arizona mining community. Not able to fit into local cliques. Spend a lot of time rollerskating in the basketball court and listening to Xanadu when I'm not reading science fiction.
1971. Mom has moved us to Arizona. This is, I think, the first summer I spend at my grandparents house in Kansas, something I will continue to do for decades, and as often as possible until my grandmother dies in 2002.