by Midwest Mom

One thing about me, I’m a list maker. It keeps me on track. When I was working, my entire work week depended on a very detailed list that I made the weekend before. As a stay-at-home mom, lists keep me on task and on track. I make the world’s best grocery list – it is in order by aisle (how you find items as you walk through the store and I highlight items if I have a coupon for them.) So naturally, a list for this blog is in order. In no particular order:

1. Friendships that span decades
2. Financial security (well, for the most part. But I am definitely much more responsible with my finances now than I ever was in my 20’s or 30’s)
3. Technology
4. Awareness of my body (Not to say that I like everything that is going on with my body, but I am much more aware and I definitely take much better care of myself now)
5. And on that note – Spanx!
6. A true appreciation of good wine! (I can’t believe some of the crap I drank in my 20’s – really?)
7. I’m a MUCH better cook now, no doubt.
8. Grown-up conversations
. I no longer fear looking stupid. In my 20’s I was consumed with how I would be judged/perceived and that held me back from pursing things that really interested me. I would rather have died than been caught taking a knitting class, for example. It kept me off of the dance floor at certain clubs or I was afraid to order what I really wanted off of the menu. Not anymore!
10. A huge sense of relief! I spent a great deal of my 20’s and 30’s yearning for many of the things that I now have. I am so thankful for my husband, our children and the life we have built together.

2/6/2011 08:25:10 am

I concur,especially with #1. Midwest Mom is one of my oldest and dearest friends, and an exceptional person. I wouldn't have survived high school without her!


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