Gotta do my Monday Listicle. Because you know, it is Monday. And I love lists. And lamp. I love lamp. Anyway, the topic is ten ways that you are the same or different than your younger self. So here goes...
1. I don't waste my time on irritating people. I just feel like life is too short to even waste minutes on people that you don't like if you don't absolutely have to.
2. I don't hairspray the shit out of my hair. Or get body waves for that matter. I like easy. Easy and low maintenance means a lot to me. I don't have the patience to do much more than dry my hair these days. Maybe I should do more, I don't know.
3. I don't read "real" books nearly as much as I used to. Kind of miss holding a book and turning actual paper pages. This electronic age has kind of changed the amount of books on my bookshelf. Which is kind of sad, don't you think?
4. I don't work. Well, outside of being a mom. Trust me, I know that being a mom is a ton of work, but I used to be a mom and work outside of the home and phew. I think now that I'm old I have less energy, and juggling both of those things would be much harder.
5. I don't really enjoy swimming. I'll wade. Or walk. Or even float, but I don't love to swim anymore.
6. I love most veggies now. When I was younger, I avoided veggies big time, except corn. These days I avoid brussel sprouts. And maybe extra soft cooked broccoli, but other than that, I'll try whatever.
7. I'm a little more interested in politics and the issues of the times. I think back in the day I registered Republican because it helped me get a job at the state. I actually had no idea what the difference between Democrats and Republicans were, and honestly, I didn't really care. Now I know, and now I care. And now I'm registered differently.
8. I still love music. I can't really remember a time when music didn't matter to me. From records, to 8 track tapes, to cassettes to Cd's to iPods... lots of change, right? The thing that hasn't changed is the love part.
9. I still suck at sports. Yeah, I've never been coordinated enough to be good at anything. I've never liked playing team sports. I guess I felt like there was too much pressure and I was always worried that I'd look stupid or let my team down. I'm very happy to watch, especially sports that my husband or kids are playing. I guess if forced, I'd choose individual type sports, like biking or walking or running or something along those lines. I'm not too bad at tennis though I guess.
10. I still love being a mom and taking care of my family. From the moment I held my first kiddo, 23ish years ago, I knew that being a mom was one of the things I would be kind of good at, one of the things that I was put here to do. I still kind of feel that way. I still love taking care of my family. I kind of feel like it's my purpose.