October 15, 2010

When I Grow Up...


When I was 5 years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wrote down "happy."
They told me I didn't understand the assignment
and I told them they didn't understand life.






  • I want to be a sexual assault detective and help victims not just legally but emotionally...
  • Own my house that I live in now so I can not only cherish my childhood memories but relive them every day...
  • Be a person of great character that people not only respect but enjoy being around...
  • I want to have children whether they are biological or adopted because no matter what they will be mine to love forever...
  • I want to teach an English class...
  • Have my own library filled with every book worth reading...
  • Have built my own playground... For adults... Slides, Swings, Monkey Bars, etc. I want to remind my generation of what it means to feel free...
  • I want to go sky diving so I can see the world the way loved ones see it from Heaven...
  • Swim with sharks... and not in a cage...
  • Travel to Denmark to learn more about my heritage...
  • Learn to tap dance like Shirley Temple...
  • Gamble at a casino just so I can hear someone say "winner winner chicken dinner"... of course I have to actually win first...
  • I want to drive an army tank...
  • I want to drive an actual nascar car... then my nickname would actually have real meaning...
  • Visit all the lighthouses around the world. (ever since our Girl Scout overnight trip i've become in love with them)
  • Make someone smile if only for a moment...
  • I want to meet Brooks and Dunn and let them know how inspiring their twenty years of music was to me...
  • I want to visit LegoLand...
  • I want to thank all of the military people for everything they've done for us everyday...
  • I want to feel good about myself and the decisions that I've made...
  • Play soccer again...
  • I want to inspire someone the way others have inspired me...
  • I want to be as smart, independent, and strong like my parents...
  • Put on my ballet shoes and dance one more time...
  • Meet a real cowboy... and maybe fall in love with him...
  • Have no regrets...
  • Believe in myself and the good in people...
  • Release myself of all grudges I have... Life is just too damn short...

When I Grow Up...

...I want to be me

1 comment:

Carolyn Dawn said...

I guess in a way you can also look at this as a kind of bucket list...