1) today is the first day in over 2 weeks that i left on time, with everything checked off my task list and my desk semi-straightened! this bodes well for tomorrow...
2) do you have a bucket list?? i think i need to make one ... there are definitely some experiences that i would like to have before i die ... and now might be the time to start putting them down on paper and checking them off my list ... (see below)
3) when i was younger i was convinced i would lead an exciting life. i figured i would be 1 of 3 things ...a stay at home mom with 5 kids, an "urbanite" living in NYC and working in a big skyscraper, or an elementary/high school teacher. (my definition of exciting is clearly not that of... say ... a skydiver...) while i have become none of those things, i love that several of my best friends are indeed these people. and i know for a fact that they do lead busy, productive,fulfilled, even exciting (at times) lives.
so how come that excitement passed me by??
- a few reasons i think.
- the biggest reason might be because i am not a very excitable person. i'm very laid back and rarely do i get have any big emotional highs or lows. so i'm not sure how living an exciting life would fit with my personality.
- another reason is that i 'settled' pretty early in life. i got my associates degree and was offered a job. i was tired of school and was flattered at the opportunity presented to me.
- and then it kind of spiraled downward for a little while. i started viewing credit cards as free money, i bought a brand new car, moved out on my own and began racking up the debt.
- as soon as i started settling into this routine, i lost the ability to even think about an exiting life.
- my life became working for a pay check so i could make the minimum payment on my credit cards.
the end is in sight. i can almost taste it and trust me when i say, it's EXCITING. i finally have possibilities ...
i wish so much i could go back and do things differently but i know that these were lessons i needed to learn the hard way.
if i could go back now, i would have made myself finish my bachelor's degree,
i would have moved to mexico or guatemala and worked in an orphanage for a year or 2 and then i would have thought very long and hard about where i wanted to spend 40 hours of every week.
is your life exciting?? if you could go back, what would you do differently??