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Thoughts On A Milestone Birthday


Don’t panic; you haven’t missed my birthday.

It’s still two months away so there is plenty of time to shop. But it’s a milestone number (if anyone asks, I’m 50) and my husband is retiring in a couple of weeks so I am feeling reflective.

I’m really a little annoyed with myself because it seems I have frittered away decades not doing things I am pretty sure I would have loved to do.

So I am asking myself why didn’t I:

  • Buy a Mustang – preferably a convertible
  • Try out for more plays
  • Dance more
  • Realize I was cute when I was young
  • Throw more parties
  • Go back to Hawaii
  • Get outside more
  • Learn to speak Spanish
  • Learn about investing (I could have been rich and bought a classic Mustang)
  • Plant more flowers
  • Light the candles on the table even if we were having hot dogs

It’s a good thing I look for ways to bring more happiness into our lives.

It’s too late to go back and be a confident 22-year-old, but I could be a cute little old lady who dines by candlelight. I could at least look at Mustangs. The 2001 Saturn is on its last legs (if a car had legs).  Well, you get the picture. What secret dreams could you still fulfill right now? What car would you be driving if you didn’t need that van?

Read more posts by Dianne Morr here. Dianne blogs for JenningsWire.


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