So, this is where people come to distract themselves from something going on in their lives.  At least in my case, that is what is happening.

Today I find myself without a ‘job’/career and a tween to take care of.  Her life is practically the only thing I have going for me these days.  I am all in it.  Sometimes it feels like I’ve been tucked away in some corner of her room and animated when she returns from school.

Now I know how my dogs feel.  Well, at least when I used to come home from work.

Her social life, her homework, her meals, her schedule.  That’s all that I have going on right now.  What a boring person I’ve become.

So, since I KNOW how annoying I am starting to get (even though she has not admitted it cause she is a sweet girl), I do NOT want to become that mom.  I have nothing against parents who are involved in every aspect of their children’s lives but I have to balance things out and role model for her how a healthy(-ish) adult functions.

For the past years, I have been wanting to start a blog.  I don’t have any specific topic I want to blog about so I created a ton of them.  Ok more like 7 of them.  Don’t rush out to check them out…I bought the domains and all but never started them!

Today I was so darn bored I almost started on my daughter’s chemistry homework but I stopped myself and grabbed my laptop instead.

I think it’s time for me to go through my ‘bucket list’ and do everything I’ve ever wanted to do.  Why not? I have the time.

In advance, apologies if you are expecting a properly poetically put together blog.  I’m not a writer, I don’t’ even know what ‘prose’ is.  But I am a real-life person, a mother, a girlfriend, a sister, a daughter, and a friend.  Maybe we too can become friends.

If you have your very own blog, leave a link in the comments so I can check you out too!

I will do an about me section/page cause this blog is looking a bit long.

So, in this one I’ll talk more about what kept me from blogging.

Reasons why I stopped myself

  • I had no clue what to write about – since it’s my blog, I can write about whatever I want!
  • Who would want to read about me and my stuff – I decided who cares if no one reads this. At least I’m putting it out there and no longer procrastinating.
  • I am very lazy.  – It’s true!  I love relaxing and doing nothing.  I take pride in taking naps when I feel like I need one. I don’t “hustle” or overbook myself. (probably why I’m so bored with my life.)
  • There is too much info on how to start a blog and I kept watching YouTube videos on how to blog and read too many blogs on the topic. I felt overwhelmed. – I decided to just ignore everything I read/watched and just do my own thing my way.

The Bucket List:

I have been journaling since I was 13 [I’m in my late 30’s :'( ] and I have every single one of those journals in my closet.  I haven’t done so, but I want to go through all of my journals and write down in 1 list everything I said I wanted to do.
Here are some things I wanted to do that I actually did:
  • Ride a motorcycle – It was a Ninja Kawasaki 2006 ZX 636R and her name was Apple Saki, she was Kawasaki green.  I sold her when I became pregnant.  Traded one baby for another.
  • Have a daughter – She is perfect
  • Act on stage – I got lead role on my first play ever!
  • Act in movies – Just a bunch of featured extra stuff but I was recently on the big screen in a 48 Hour Film competition and won Best Film.
  • Go to Hollywood – it was the best trip and the first time I had ever flown on a plane.
  • Get a laptop (this was on my list in 2006)
  • Learn photography
  • Start a blog – right now!
You get the point.
Some of the things on my list I haven’t done that I wanted to do was:
  • Singing lessons
  • learn to ride a horse
  • learn to play guitar
  • practice my high school French
  • Visit Greece & Italy
All this to say that after so many years of wanting to do things I am finally going to get some more done.  I hope you have a bucket list with a few items crossed off.  If not, why not join me in taking a chance and giving yourself a little gift of living in the present?

The first thing I need to take off my list is:

To combine all of my lists into 1 so I can go down the list and cross them off 🙂
If you have gotten this far, thank you for reading!  Now go get something you’ve had on your bucket list or to-do list for a while done and crossed off.
Peace. Love. Happiness.
Nancy
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