“When I was a kid, I really believed that…”
I could do whatever I wanted.
I knew it all, didn’t we all as kids? I gave my parents hell as I told them numerous times all the things I was going to do as an adult. I was going to…
- eat what I wanted
- dress how I wanted
- work where I wanted
- stay up as late as I wanted
- make my own rules
- stay out as late as I wanted
- drive where I wanted
Then reality hit
I was not in charge, I had TONS of responsibilities.
- going to college to earn degrees
- applying for jobs
- going on interviews
- working all day
- planning lessons all night
- going to bed early
- waking up early
- cleaning my house
- cooking food
Sure I had money…but that money needs to go for rent/mortgage, food, bills, clothes, and gas. Yup…I could do what I wanted…but I would not like the results.
Then as a parent I had to do all this and care for another human being…OH BOY! This little human thinks he’s the one in charge and slowly I’m turning into my parents. One day he’ll tell me he’s going to do all these cool things when he’s an adult and I just may laugh in his…then call my parents and apologize for putting them through that.
I also believed I would NEVER get any tattoos…well after our furbaby passed I knew I needed a tattoo to keep him with me forever. I got the tatto on the side of my calf, right about Balboa’s height. Please ignore the hair, you can’t shave a new tattoo for about two weeks.
So at the age of 38 I got my first tattoo! Now of course I have to get one on my arm for Dino. I’m thinking his name with a cute dinosaur under it. Perhaps closer to Christmas break, so I have those two weeks to heal at home.
What did you think when you were a kid?
Do you still believe the same things? Or has age/time changed your mind?
What is one thing you would never compromise?