Can any of us really be labeled by our generation?
We’re strange in this house. We have the tech specs of Gen Y. We’re wired and see everyone as equals. We’re Gen X by birth… but we act way more like Boomers because we have morals and believe we should work for what we get, that nothing is handed to us, and shake our heads at most people of any other generation. We’re raising Cybers and hoping they’ll be more like Boomers except a bit more open minded. It’s all quite messed up.
Everyone longs for ‘the old days’.. but when are the old days? What are we really searching for and how can we make it ourselves? Is that even possible?
Knitted hats, I didn’t want to wear them, but my girls look fabulous in ones that my friend made by hand. People sew simple cotton dresses and charge $20 on etsy. It’s fashionable to be crafty. Everyone wants to make home made cookies but have to take store bought treats to their kids’ schools. We’re so scared of ‘life’ and the bogeyman that we’re worsening everything about life so no one can point the finger when something unexpected happens.
What are you searching for in life? Can you find it outside, unplugged on a gorgeous fall day like today? Take some pictures (but post them online later), or do a scrapbook by hand, or just print one out and send it to your grandma, your sister, your friend across the country. I’m sure she’d be thrilled. What’s your generation?
I was shocked the first time the school sent my cupcakes back, saying they would only take store bought. It was the last time I volunteered food for school because I can’t afford to buy cupcakes already made. I can make however many I need for much less. Luckily, I don’t NEED them anymore.
There are days when I think I must be stuck in a time warp. The way I remember things being done are not the way they’re done now. Most of those things require MONEY these days – something I have very little of. Time is also precious, but I have a lot more of that than I do money. All these new requirements leave me out – I can’t do them all.
That said, I spend a lot of time making various things. I enjoy it and when I’m done, someone else usually enjoys it too. One place I’ve found my cooking and other skills wanted is at church, so I have a way to contribute without spending a boatload.