Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Good morning, loves. Hope your week is off to a wonderful start.
As I mentioned yesterday, J is away all week on a business trip and I'm left with alot of time to ponder. It's been a busy time as of late. A lot of good, beach weekends, vacation, birthday celebrations. And some bad, a long illness that took a lot out of me. But things are starting to calm down and I'm now faced with the realization that I just hit a major milestone in my life. I know 40 is just a number. I don't feel old, and I don't even think that 40 is old. But I'm suddenly feeling the need to step back and evaluate my life. Where I am and where I'd like to be.
I'm very fortunate. I have a wonderful life. I'm loved more than I can even really understand. I have an amazing job. A wonderful family. And I live very comfortably. I travel and really get to do whatever I want, whenever I want. I don't have things to tie me down.
But there are things that I thought I would have at this point in my life that I don't have. I thought I'd have children, I thought I'd own a home. But as I said, I don't really have things to tie me down and because of those things I'm able to live the life I do. A part of me wishes things were different but I am extremely happy with the life I have and I choose to live my life with no regrets.
That being said, I'm thinking of putting some things down on paper. Things I'd like to accomplish and experience in my life. I guess it's a sort of bucket list but I don't want to be morbid about it. I can't really make a 40 by 40 list because that seems to have passed me by. And I don't want to do a 50 by 50 list because that's way too far off. Maybe I'll just make a list of goals for the short term and see how it goes.
Let's see where this week of alone time gets me. Look at me being all reflective. Js gonna wonder what on earth happened to me! I promise to share the list once it's complete.
Have a wonderful day, loves.
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