August 06, 2011

Soapbox Saturday - in my next thirty two years...

Every once in a while I get a little down.  I know my life is great, but once in a while I throw myself a pity party.  I feel sad and I can't always pin point the exact reason why.  Maybe it's because I'm a woman :)  Maybe I need to buy a punching bag.  Maybe I need a motorcycle to ride off on for a while.  Maybe I sound crazy, but maybe...just maybe you know how I feel.

Well, I wanted to write something a bit more uplifting today.  While I'm not trying to be a party pooper, I also don't ever want to give the impression on this blog that I'm perfect.  I'm far, far, far from it.  I am just like you.  I makes mistakes.  I get mad.  I cry.  I even fart.  Yes, it's true.

Now rather than dwell on my ridiculous frustrations I thought it might be fun to make a list.  One thing that helps me stay positive in life is to have something fun to look forward to.  I love to plan and make lists and dream about what's to come.  I believe in good things to come.  So, I'm making a list of things I want to do in my next thirty-two years (since I just had my birthday).  Here we go.

1) Take my husband to Portugal.
2) Have chip clips for all the bags in the pantry.
3) Make my backyard a rockin' play area for my kids.
4) Have a Macbook again.  Or at least have a computer that can always find the internet.
5) Release another album.
6) Teach my kids how to play the piano.
7) Have a girl.
8) Have a garden.
9) Have an amazing homemade salsa recipe that people beg for.
10) Teach Rex how to ride a bike.
11) Have super short funky hair.
12) Memorize all the US presidents and be able to name all the countries on a world map.
13) Paint my kitchen cabinets white.  (That one's been on the list for a couple of years now.)
14) Go on a family vacation.
15) Attend a blogging conference.
16) Learn woodworking from my dad.
17) Read War and Peace.
18) Be current on world news.
19) Write a book.
20) Learn  to crochet.
21) Raise my children to respect and appreciate others, work hard, serve others, and love God.
22) Learn to hip hop dance.
23) Invent something.
24) Do a cartwheel.
25) Do a lot of good without anyone knowing.

I'm sure the list could go on and on, but that's what I came up with on the spot.  And you know what?  I feel a lot better already.  Thanks for listening/reading.  What are you looking forward to?


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