After writing last nights post about trying to balance, I really feel the need to get back to my old self. Not that I regret anything that I have done in my life, but there are still SO MANY experiences that I want to do that I never did when I had the chance… and sadly I don’t see myself doing them anytime soon. Sad.
I am not trying to play the Pitty Me card but I guess I need to come back to reality. Now I know some of you are thinking: Why not?! GO FOR IT! … Easier said than done.
I had always wanted to join the Peace Corps. To travel world wide, helping people in need. OR to travel afar, living and helping families out with their farms and gardens; in return getting a place to sleep and food in my belly – like WWOOF.
I simply cannot do those any longer – now that I have a child that needs me and a husband that cares about me, I cannot up and leave like I used to be able to.
The unfortunate thing is that when I was able too I never took the chance.
Believe me, I love my life and I feel very fortunate to have what I do… but often times I sit and think about what my “other” life could have been like. I’m not a religious person but I hope that I could come back to this Earth and relive my dreams over again.
This morning I was craving something other than the “A-Typical” breakfast. So what did I have?
Veggies, cheese, crackers and hummus – awesome! It really hit the spot! I also started the day off with some yummy coffee and then switched it up to tea – trying to keep my throat warm and happy. 🙂
I’m not sure what I have planned today. It’s quite sunny out so we may end up taking some time to enjoy the day outside.
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Have a great Tuesday everyone!
5 thoughts on “No regrets”
Good morning Tasha!I have to tell you this post touched my heart! I can totally relate, I have also dreamed of joining the Peace Corps, it was one of those dreams that I didn't speak of for fear of getting 'the look' from family and friends… I was married at 18 and a mom at 22 so alot of dreams were 'boxed up' but now at 44 I have begun talking about them and dreaming them again! I may not be helping a village somewhere at 22 but I can still do it at 50 or 60 even and it will still be important. As a young mom my favorite quote was "One hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the size of my house or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be a better place because I was important in the life of a child." SO TRUE. xoxoBerni
Thank you for your kind words, Jenn 🙂 They really helped me today!Allie – isn't it amazing how we can go from one extreme to the other?!
The grass is always greener, Mama! Right now I have the world at my finger tips but I always think about how much I would rather have a family and a home to go back to every day. Thanks for the reminder to live it up while I still can.
I found your blog a few days ago, but felt compelled to comment on what you said regarding what you feel you may be missing out on in life…I truly think it may be a "new mom" thing. I have two daughters, one is 15 months old, the other is one month old. Now I feel like I have to "reinvent" my life and me as someone else… sort of say good bye to things I wanted to do when I was younger and freer. It's sort of sad, in a way. I adore my daughters, but I think some nights I will always long to hop in my car and drive aimlessly, in search of a new adventure. I, too, am a stay at home mom, and it really is a major adjustment, even after a year.. I still haven't found my footing most days. I'm not used to this version of "me". Just wanted you to know some random person out here understands and doesn't think it's wrong at all of you to feel that way. Maybe we'll both find a way to incorporate our old dreams into our new lives. Good luck.
hey! i got your gift in the mail!! it was so sweet of you- you didn't have to but i'm glad you did! : ) it really brightened my day…thank you so much!!