Tuesday, June 30, 2009

10 on Tuesday - Birthday Edition

In honor of my upcoming milestone event, I have decided to create my own "10 on Tuesday" theme this week:

10 Things I Thought Would Have Happened in My Life By the Time I Was 45 -

  1. I thought I would have a really nice house in a comfortable neighborhood. Don't get me wrong - I like my little house. But I didn't think I would still be in my first house.

  2. I thought I would be married. If I had stayed married to my first husband, we would have been married 22 years by now. Of course I am very glad I'm not married to him, but still...I had visions of being an "old married couple" at this age. In a way I am - Steven and I act like an old married couple! (smile)

  3. I thought I would have been on a cruise.

  4. I thought I would have written at least one children's book.

  5. I thought I would be skinny.

  6. I thought I would drive a really nice SUV or van.

  7. I thought I would live somewhere more exciting than my hometown.

  8. I thought I would have a dog. I love dogs. But our yard is small and our lives too hectic to give enough attenton to a dog.

  9. I thought I would be an active member of my church. I go to church, I give money to my church, I send my kids to the church school, I participate in some activities. But I am not exactly the active pillar I had hoped I would be.

  10. I thought somehow I would be more together than I am.

10 Things I am GOING to Do in the NEXT 45 Years of My Life -

  1. Fix up my house to my liking, including have my own bathroom.

  2. Spend time with the love of my life.

  3. Go on a cruise.

  4. Write a children's book. Or two.

  5. Lose weight and get in shape.

  6. Take my kids on a nice vacation.

  7. Get a dog.

  8. Volunteer. I would really like to teach adults to read or work with ESL students.

  9. Travel. Places I would like to see: Australia, France, England, Egypt.

  10. Get it together.

One more day.



Trukindog said...

What!? No Skydiving?

Sayre said...

Your second 45 begins tomorrow!

I know how you feel. I've done a lot of things I wanted to do, but still missing some. My deadline for some stuff is 50 (like running a marathon). The first 50 just went by so darned fast.

Hoosier Girl said...

T-dog - Are you kidding? No way!

Sayre - I knew you would understand.