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20 years ago.. What would you say? 🙂

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Littlebreadandbutterflies Wed 23-Sep-20 10:01:23

Lighthearted and for fun 🙂

If you were to comment on this thread with things you might have been thinking 20 years ago, what would you say?

Mine would be something like:

Oh it's raining, I'll probably be in for breaktime this morning then. Hopefully there's no maths test this afternoon! I really need to practice my times tables more...

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HattonsMustard Wed 23-Sep-20 10:14:47

I would be sat in the office in a town I no longer live in, doing a job I absolutely loved. I was married a year and all loved up (I still am) wondering what I would be having for lunch and hoping it stopped raining before then.

But clearly I am a lot older than you grin and I was the youngest in the office at 26! I was feeling lucky to be surrounded by such a great group of people. I had started there only 6 months earlier so had got into the stride of it and no longer had to ask lots of advice on how to do such and such.

YouCantBeSadHoldingACupcake Wed 23-Sep-20 10:20:57

I was 14, so probably thinking about the boy I fancied, and how long till lunch break

TheOrchidKiller Wed 23-Sep-20 10:45:11

20 years ago : terrible morning sickness but so excited by the 12 week scan photo.
Worrying a bit about where to get petrol from because of the petrol strikes.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Wed 23-Sep-20 10:48:29

I would have been planning our wedding and wondering if I would ever get to the end of my nursing course.

Now married 20 years in December and still working as a nurse.

Prufrocks Wed 23-Sep-20 10:51:06

I would have been attending the same small village primary school I dropped my own children off at this morning.

UnitedRoad Wed 23-Sep-20 10:52:16

I would possibly be one day pregnant after two miscarriages

BestOption Wed 23-Sep-20 10:56:07

I was with my 'significant' Ex. Very happy. Loving life. Running our own business- still relieved that the Y2K bug didn't turn the world (and our business) upside down. I was living overseas so looking forward to summer & kayaking most evenings, camping on remote beaches & working on becoming parents.

Two years after that, it had all turned to utter shit, but 2000 was a good year.

Defender90 Wed 23-Sep-20 10:57:22

I would have been in Tenerife on my first holiday with my boyfriend (now DH) worrying if Dad would be able to get fuel to pick us up from the airport because of the petrol strikes.

GlovesAndBoots Wed 23-Sep-20 10:57:42

Oh god, I would really hate to go back 20 years. I would have been 12. Bad childhood. Thank god that's over and I'm finally an adult! 2020 is brilliant compared to 2000 grin

23trains Wed 23-Sep-20 10:57:58

Littlebreadandbutterflies

Lighthearted and for fun 🙂

If you were to comment on this thread with things you might have been thinking 20 years ago, what would you say?

Mine would be something like:

Oh it's raining, I'll probably be in for breaktime this morning then. Hopefully there's no maths test this afternoon! I really need to practice my times tables more...

That’s made me laugh as it’s literally what my daughter said this morning when she saw it’s been raining

BigSandyBalls2015 Wed 23-Sep-20 11:00:42

It was around about this time of year, 20 years ago that I had my first scan (first pregnancy after trying for 4 years), and found two little heartbeats.

anotherpersontoday Wed 23-Sep-20 11:04:18

I was just starting my masters at Edinburgh Uni so probably worrying about that!

Turnedouttoes Wed 23-Sep-20 11:08:32

I was 8 and totally in love with my first sibling who was born a couple of months ago. I thought all my dreams had come true!
Until all the rest came along and I wasn’t quite so enamoured with how many of us there suddenly were!

fairydustandpixies Wed 23-Sep-20 11:11:32

I was at a toddler group with DS1 and new born DS2. I miss those days!

Loyaultemelie Wed 23-Sep-20 11:24:27

My first week at uni where I was horribly shy and working 60 hours a week in a job I'd much rather have been in than at uni. I didn't want to party (never really was a big drinker) so took a while to make friends and one of my best friend from school was being horribly abused by his older bf while the other moved to England for uni. I was probably thinking how soon will this be over so I can go back to work

LindaEllen Wed 23-Sep-20 11:29:44

Mum says I'm only allowed two friends to sleep over so which two shall I chose?

Haha.

EscapeTheCastle Wed 23-Sep-20 11:31:06

I was getting to grips with a new fancy job. Nervous! But it had been a funny year, great things and bad things.

BogRollBOGOF Wed 23-Sep-20 11:34:16

Probably letting my mind wander in a university lecture and wondering what to make for dinner (back when I only had to please myself and cooking was fun and creative)

Some point around now, nervous about joining a particular society unaware that I was about to meet DH grin

MisiSam Wed 23-Sep-20 11:44:06

I would be at school in year 8 probably nearly lunchtime, dreading the year 11s barging us in the hallway 😂

magicgoldpot Wed 23-Sep-20 11:45:50

I would be excited waiting for my sister to be born. Gosh 20 years has gone by too quickly!

Cocothefirst Wed 23-Sep-20 11:47:33

I was living through the worst of my abusive marriage.

I'd probably be at work worrying he was at home drinking again, and wondering what mood he'd be in when I got back.

DXBMermaid Wed 23-Sep-20 12:07:09

20 years ago I had just turned 18 a few days ago.
I was in my last year of secondary school (not in the UK) and devided my attention between boys I fancied, exams and partying with my friends. It was an amazing time!

Kanaloa Wed 23-Sep-20 12:12:49

I would say I can’t wait to be in primary three next year and get to write with a pen! I would be looking forward to dressing up as a witch at Hallowe’en next month.

Prufrocks Wed 23-Sep-20 12:27:26

Cocothefirst

I was living through the worst of my abusive marriage.

I'd probably be at work worrying he was at home drinking again, and wondering what mood he'd be in when I got back.

flowers

I hope the intervening 20 years have been kinder to you

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