Sunday, September 20, 2009

~More 1984~


What were you doing in 1984?

My parents split up: My dad stayed in NY, my mom moved to WV, where she is originally from. Plus, I was going to college there.

School just wasn't for me. I found college to be too much like high school (at least my college was). I did make some friends, though.
One of those friends had a brother whom I started dating in May. Needless to say, he was the one I fell particularly hard for. He was a year younger than I, which meant he would be leaving for college in the fall. We had a wonderful summer. However, after he had been up at school for a couple of months, things changed. Not with me...with him. Do you remember how heartbroken you were after your "first love" broke up with you? It hit me hard and fast. I tried to be strong...tried to forget...but...it was so difficult. I was so naive! I went through many boxes of Kleenex, and played the song "Against All Odds" by Phil Collins over and over.......

1984 was also the year that my cousin Dawn and I saw Prince's Purple Rain so many times, that we could recite the dialog along with the movie. My dad helped me buy my first car...it was a little Volkswagon Rabbit. I did not return to college in the fall. Instead, I worked waiting tables at a cafe. I was so bad at being a waitress, they moved me to hostess and cashier!









7 comments:

lilly said...

Wow! That's a lot happening in your life in one year. I can't believe you remember all that though. My memory is so deficient in that area (personal life year by year).

Missy said...

Lilly: I kept a diary for over 10 years...my memory is pretty good, but I have books that I can reference! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

No no! Never torture yourself with breakup songs!!!

And look at that car in the photo!

You have the Dragon's Loyalty Award waiting at my blog for you!!!

Judi said...

What a year. Diary or not, I wouldn't think that many major life changes would be hard to forget. I torture myself with break-up songs too just to hear someone articulating what I'm feeling:)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow! Thinking of 1984 certainly takes me back! I had just ended my THIRD marriage (yeah, whatever!), and had determined to go it on my own.

There was even a movie that featured that song..."Against All Odds," with Jeff Bridges and Rachel Ward. I found the song captivating!

I also bought a new car that year...my first ever new car that I bought on my own!

I had just moved into an apartment that I loved, my work was going great, and life was good!

Lisa said...

Wow, you had a tough year. Oh, how well I can remember the breakup with my first love--more than 30 years after it happened. Such a painful experience.

Icedream said...

It does sound like you had a terrible year. 1984 was the year I moved to WV too- and I wasn't happy about it at the time.
I'm amazed at how much we have in common, if you only knew. (even the waitress thing) :)

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