Yep, it’s Monday not Sunday. This weekend was one of those weekends where All the Things were happening. We’ve had weekends and weekends where we do nothing and are bored with the nothingness and then Boom! everything. So I wasn’t near the computer much.
Warning: Navel gazing ahead!
However, this week is my birthday week and I’m turning thirty-something. I made a promise that I wouldn’t complain about getting older after I read an article celebrating a woman the age I’m turning dying of cancer. I thought, “Ugh, so young.” (I have complained, unfortunately, since, but I’m not going to anymore. Really.) That and some recent events have reminded me that my time is finite and I’ve got to enjoy it. I’ve taken a step toward a change in my life. I’m not sure where it will lead. We’ll see.
It seems as we get older the time rolls by faster. Wasn’t it just January yesterday? Why does that happen? It’s unfair. When we’re kids, it’s as if the time leading up to Christmas and birthdays and vacations is Forever! Now, it’s “Holy crap, Christmas is coming!” I’d like to slow down, please.
I can’t complain. I am healthy and the strongest I’ve ever been. I have a healthy family (knock on wood). A home. Enough to eat. Love. And enough money for the little luxuries like books. I wish I were more fearless though. I’m working on that.
I’ve been making a list of things I want to do or learn. I wouldn’t call it a bucket list, more a lifetime list. These aren’t crazy life altering things, like jumping out of a plane, some are pretty simple and some are big (for me).
- Stay optimistic
- Go zip lining
- Travel (I’d love to go to Iceland)
- Go out more (I’m a hermit)
- Spend more time outdoors
- Finish the things I start
- Learn something totally new and unexpected
- Run a 10K
- Learn to meditate and become more patient
- Become more independent
- Not worry what others think of me
I’m sure this list will get longer, but that’s what I have now.
What would you put on your list?