Sometimes I read blogs about what others are doing and I think, “I will never, ever do that.”
I will never parachute, bungee jump, go ice climbing or scuba diving, or fly a plane.
On the other hand, I have gone river rafting, skiing, and water skiing. I have taken a steel roller coaster ride (and I must say once was enough). I have held big snakes and let a tarantula climb over my hand.
I would climb an indoor rock wall, ride a zip line, or walk on a glass floor at the CN Tower (or at the Grand Canyon) .
I will never run a marathon, climb a mountain, swim a channel, sail around the world…or go winter camping!
I could probably walk a half-marathon in about 4 hours?
I am not currently motivated enough to play a musical instrument, write a novel, learn to use all the features on my camera, or train my cats to do tricks.
I am disciplined enough that I changed a bad habit this year – I now do all the dishes that need hand-washing every night, instead of every few days 🙂
Age and Appearance
I have lived 50 years without surgically changing my body, so I don’t expect that will change unless something awful happens and I need to be reconstructed. I am open to a knee or hip replacement if I should ever need one, LOL!
I don’t aspire to spend most of the year travelling, to winter “down south,” to own a motorcycle or a boat, or to splurge on spa visits.
I do limit my commitments enough that I can read books and watch movies every day if I like, and go to as many rock concerts as I want (given how many actually occur in my city, ha ha!)
I got any potential vices out of my system by the time I was 18! You won’t find me at a casino, a race track, a grow-op or a rifle range. Especially not with a cigar! Yes, I consider all of those vices – I am risk-averse. I don’t even buy lottery tickets!
You can indict me for my candy-eating habit! Oh yeah, and my time online…
Sometimes we are just not ourselves. We turn into Bridezilla. We become the mouthy hockey mom. We badger a teacher about our kid’s “undeserved” bad grades. We defend our dog against complaints of barking and nipping. We neglect to provide an excellent reference for an employee. We snap at our parents who want to go to Swiss Chalet with us AGAIN.
I never want to be that person but I know I am – more often than I would like to be. I try to forgive myself and do better.
I say I will never go into debt or become obese or watch TV for 6 hours every evening.
But I don’t know where life may take me and I hope others don’t judge too severely if I’m wrong.
Excluding lawlessness, what will you never, ever do?