Back to my Childhood

This week’s prompt from is:

1) When you were a kid, did you like your name? Would you have changed it if you could? Do you like it now? I don’t mind my name, although it would have been nice to have a middle name.

2) As a kid, what always brought a smile to your face? What about now, as an adult? (family-friendly please) Watching Starsky and Hutch, it was my favourite programme as a child. Friday nights were for lounging in front of the TV, and dreaming I would meet Paul Michael Glaser one day.

3) What was the most important lesson your parents taught you? Did you pass that lesson down to your family? To persevere when the going gets tough, and I think I have passed that down to my children.

4) Are there talents you started as a child that you still have? If so, what are they? I loved writing growing up, and still do. I took part in ballroom dancing, and won a silver medal for the Rhumba, but stopped when they asked me to dance with a five year old (I was eight).

5) Is there something you regret not doing or starting when you were young? What was it? I regret not telling my parents about being bullied. I know it would have helped me gain confidence in myself.

6) Did you have more close friends as a kid or as an adult? Any idea why? I don’t tend to trust easily. My friend, who I met on the first day of secondary school, is still my best friend. As an adult I tend to struggle making friends, but that is due to what happened in school. Being bullied is something I’m no longer ashamed of – it was down to those who bullied me, not my shyness.

7) Where did you go as kid? Where do you go now? As a kid I used to go to Windsor, and sit in the park with my friend. I used to like going to the fairground with my bestie. I tend to go places with my grown up children, and granddaughter. Mostly we go shopping.

8) What would the chapter be from 10-18 and what would it be now? I will survive for 10-18. I used to sing that song in front of the mirror, and it helped when I felt low. Now, I reckon it will be the same song, but for different reasons.

9) What wonderful thing happened as an adult, that you would never have imagined as a child. Self publishing my books, writing a play that was performed by actors. Earning money from that play. It is something I am proud of and if she knew that, she would be proud of herself too.

10) Would your child self like your adult self? I would hope so, and I would hope they would be able to talk to me, trust that I would do the right thing.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

6 thoughts on “Back to my Childhood

  1. With the exception of her brother, who was named after his father, neither my grandmother nor her other siblings had a middle name until her sister gave herself one. Why not just make Ravenclaw your middle name?

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  2. I was bullied too and you are so right it was not our fault. We had survived despite of them we are stronger 💜💜 it was harder than the video but Jessie obviously knows what bullying is about.

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  3. Thanks for joining in Diana. Your child self would indeed be thrilled for the adult that overcame the impact of bullies and shared herself with the world.
    Writing and journaling has been a part of my life since childhood.
    Dancing is something I just can’t do. Good for you.

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