Monday, 13 April 2020

What if you forgot the last 10 years?

One book that I thoroughly enjoyed and that I finished listening to this morning is "What Alice Forgot" by Liane Moriarty.

The base theme of the story is around the main character Alice who falls during a step aerobics class, hits her head and forgets everything that has happened in the past 10 years. She comes round on the floor of the aerobics studio not recognising anyone and wondering what she is doing in a gym (her younger self didn't go to gym or exercise at all).
She goes back into her life not knowing her three children (she had them withing the forgotten years), not knowing why she is in the process of divorcing her husband, who her 10-years younger self still loves dearly, and nor why she and her sister are somewhat estranged. So many things that her older self does, her younger self does not.

If you forgot the last ten years, would your younger self recognise your older self? More importantly, would your younger self like the person that you have become, shaped by your experiences, activities and interests? Would your younger self like to be living the life that you currently have? 

Our lives can take such a different direction to what we may have envisaged, especially when you have the freedom to open the door to opportunities that arise. Not necessarily better or worse, just different.

A good story. I've read The Husband's Secret and I enjoyed the TV series of Big Little Lies. 

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