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Milestones

by Kay~Kacey on 9/27/2005

My youngest got his driver’s license last week, so I’ve been thinking about milestones in my life. It seems like my whole life I’ve been waiting for the next big thing.

To be a teenager
to turn 16 and drive
to go to college and move out
to turn 21 and drink :beer:
to finish college and get my first apartment
To get married
To have kids
To get my last kid potty trained
To get my youngest in school full time
To get my oldest driving so he could help with the schlepping to sports :crazy2:
To get my oldest off to college
To get my youngest to drive so I could be a FREE WOMAN!! :mrgreen:

But now, I’m at this weird stage. I’m not really looking forward/waiting for any more stages. I guess I could say I’m waiting for my youngest to go to college…but I’m sure not looking forward to it. There’s retirement…but that’s years off for me. I’m just at this I’m content right where I am stage, and I’m not counting the time until the next big stage. . . for the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE. Weird, weird.

So what’s the next big stage of life you’re looking forward to??

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Kelly September 27, 2005 at 7:50 am

For me it’s getting published. I’m eternally optimistic and believe it’s not far off in my future. And I’m hoping by chanting that for hours on end each day the positive vibes will flow out into the universe and make it happen. :lol:

Mary September 27, 2005 at 8:32 am

Grandchildren!!

Rene September 27, 2005 at 9:45 am

Too funny, Kacey, I could have written that list. I’m still back at getting my youngest potty trained. I have a hard time looking beyond that. :neutral: I don’t look at my writing career with timed goals, it is too volatile a situation to count on.

Tori September 27, 2005 at 10:34 am

Finishing this stupid book. :mad2:

Emma S September 27, 2005 at 10:38 am

For me it’s having kids. And that scares the :cursing: outta me!

I wanna go back and be 21 again. :beer:

Kelly C. September 27, 2005 at 11:01 am

To own a house. We don’t yet, but we did everything too fast. Hitched at 21, first kid at 22. Who needed to own a house??? LOL!

Amy K September 27, 2005 at 11:32 am

Naptime!

Melissa September 27, 2005 at 2:35 pm

I’m looking forward to a bigger house in a better neighborhood, getting published, and being thin again. Okay, maybe the last one won’t happen as quickly as the other two…:rofl:

Brenda Bradshaw September 27, 2005 at 6:14 pm

I’m with Kelly. My next big moment is being published.

I think it’s funny. When you’re 13, you want to be 16. When you’re 16, you want to be 18. At 18, you want to be 21. At 21, you want to be 25. All of teh sudden you’re 25 and you’re wishing you were sixteen again.

Don’t ask about 35. Really.

Peggy September 27, 2005 at 8:43 pm

Turning 40! One year and two months!

Michelle September 28, 2005 at 5:47 am

Toilet training my youngest! And then having another baby. :secret:

Suzanne September 28, 2005 at 2:10 pm

I’d like to be at that contentment stage….

Steph T. September 28, 2005 at 8:35 pm

Being published, definitely. Because then I’ll feel like I’ve really gotten that career off the ground in a paying way, you know? :rofl:

Jean October 1, 2005 at 10:45 am

Retirement and selling another book. I’ve had quite a dry spell. And, I’ll take them in either order.:lol:

Margery Scott October 1, 2005 at 11:16 am

I think I’ve already experienced all the “look forward to” events. Except selling a book, that is.

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