No One Told Me

Do you remember high school and wishing it was over? Do you remember your mom telling you not to wish your days away because once you graduate time flies so fast? I remember, I didn’t believe her though.

One day I was 18, very shortly there after I was 28, then 38 sometime this year I’ll be 48. And do you know what I’m still doing? Wishing the days away. Then I’m mad because time is flying by so damn fast. Truth of it is, I’m wishing the days away when I’m at work.

Just last weekend my husbands siblings and spouses all got together in Nashville TN for a weekend of adulting. I didn’t want to leave. I didn’t want to come back to have to go to work. I swear if I could live in Nudies Honky Tonk on Broadway I would, I love that bar. But I can’t. Real life adulting for us is working until we are so tired we can’t really enjoy life.

Truth is I want to be on a beach all day. Everyday. Somewhere tropical all the time. I hate winter and every other season, I just want tropical. I mean there has to be a job I can do from my hammock over looking a beautiful sandy escape with a back drop of an emerald ocean.

For the love of enjoying life NO ONE TOLD ME I’d have to work insanely hard just to survive. No one told me being an adult could just suck the life out of you. This is not how it is suppose to be. But, no one told there were options. No one told me to save save save and invest so I could retire at 50. In high school they gave us some sort of test to give us an idea of what we would be good as in terms of a career. I think I got Gardner, which is so funny today. Most of us grow up to work in a factory or on the coal mines around here. No one told me storm chasing or ghost hunting was an option, or reviewing posh restaurants on sandy beaches. I could so do that, I love to eat and I love the beach. No one told me.

I can not figure out how some people set a course when they were 15 to get through high school to college and on to a successful career and it stuck! I mean at 15 I was in tears if o was out of Aqua Net I sure couldn’t see 20 years down the road. I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up! Whatever that is that those people have, I seriously lacked. And today here I sit dying to enjoy adulthood. Wanting so much for us to be able to just go and do and not have to think about how it will affect the budget.

So, if you’re reading this and your under 21, now you know. Start saving now! Sacrifices whatever you have to do you can be wild and care free later in life. I promise you it is so worth it.

If your reading this and you just so happen to need a family to live in and take care of your mansion on a beautiful island so your soon to be 7th ex wife doesn’t get it, email me, let’s talk terms!

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