A lot of people have asked me ‘what do you think of turning 30?’ A wise lady I used to work with always said that being able to celebrate a birthday always beats the alternative, so that’s what I have been telling them.
Every time I think of 30, I keep hearing that Tim McGraw song, In My Next 30 Years. Fortunately, or unfortunately, I have had a lot of time alone lately to think about that… my next 30 years and here are just a few things I have come up with.
In My Next Thirty Years:
I will care less about the label on the inside of my purse and more about whether or not I actually have it with me,
I will not try to keep up with the Joneses; instead when I invite them over to dinner and ask them to bring the champagne,
I will drink more coffee and less Mt. Dew in the morning,
I scrutinize the circumference of my mid section less and what I put into that area more,
Instead of being the perfect wife, mother, and friend, I will do the absolute best I can and will not beat myself up if everything doesn’t work out the way that book, her Mom, or I said it would,
I will care less about what those who do nothing for me or my family think of me and put that all that caring into those who do,
I will pay more attention to the lives of people I actually know and less time on TMZ and X17online,
I may write a book, a children’s book or submit an essay for publication,
I will learn to say No,
I will travel,
I will learn to become a better baker and cook and depend less on Hamburger Helper and Betty Crocker for all things delicious that come out of my kitchen,
I will take the long way home, because some days that extra six minutes to me, myself, and I makes all the difference,
I will say Thank You more and truly mean it,
I will leap and find my net.
Oh, Oh, Oh, and we have a winner with the staple count: ASHLEY GOFORTH!! She guessed correct with 23 staples (I must confess I had a different number in mind and had to do a re-count this morning to confirm and yep there are 23 of them suckahs in there)!! Thanks for all of you who took a stab at it - haha!