The Sum of All Years: 35?

Am I what I did, ways I survived, or how I feel about it all today?
Am I who I was raised to be, how I rebelled against that, or what I’ve created from scratch?

The Sum Of All Years is an autobiography where the word count for each post is limited to the corresponding age for that entry. This entry, 35, doesn’t *really* exist yet, as I’m not half-way through that age yet. So, for now, this is where I stop and reflect. And I don’t know the answers. How could I? No one does. And anyone who pretends to is just a better bullshitter than I am. Point is, I’m here. I’ll continue to post a “new year” each birthday, so check back 11 July 2006 for the “official” Sum of All Years for age 35. So far, so good. Thank you, Cliff, for the challenge. Thank you, everyone, for being open to this, for commenting on the experience, for taking on the challenge of it all, for finding inspiration in it, and most of all for enjoying the read. See yaz next year!

My reverse-chronological commentary on the process of creating The Sum of All Years is here, here, here, here, and here.

5 Comments

  1. Avatar aleta December 31, 2005 at 12:40 pm

    Few of us are able to reach out and touch so many in as positive and loving way as you have done and do. Your willingness to openly share who you are with others has had a profound effect on more then I think you realize. I love you and admire you for your generosity of spirit, your strength, your goodness, and courage.

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  2. Avatar PurplePrincessofPower December 31, 2005 at 3:23 pm

    I enjoyed reading your blog in 2005 Bon!
    and I learned too.
    Thank you!
    Have the best time tonight!
    and..true to my New Years resolution, maybe we will be able to play in person in 2006!
    Your Canadian chum
    Suzer

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  3. Avatar Ali December 31, 2005 at 5:44 pm

    what an amazing project, Bonnie honey. I’m so proud of and inspired by you for doing so.
    I love you. XOXO

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  4. Avatar Hal January 3, 2006 at 3:12 pm

    Bon,
    I loved the way you did this, posting for one year each day. I couldn’t wait to see what you would do next. It was very inspiring to read.
    Along the same lines, I finally scanned some pictures for mine, which you can see by clicking here”, so check that out when you can.
    Hal

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