Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I saw a corny, country-decor sign with buttons on it in a store the other day.   Not my kind of thing at all, but it stopped me in my tracks anyway.    It said, "A year from now you might wish you had started today."

It reminded me of the argument that tipped the balance when I was trying to decide whether to go to law school.   I was in my 30's, and I kept telling myself that it was a ridiculous idea, that I would be nearly 40 before I got my degree.   And then someone said to me, yup, and you will be nearly 40 if you don't get it, too.   Sure enough, I was 37 when I finished, but I got a degree that helped me support my children and myself as they were growing up.    Thirty-seven seems so very, very young now.

So I've started making mental lists again, of things I will wish I had started.  Getting my health back by eating better and exercising: check.  Meeting new people: check.  Pushing harder to set up some trips with my sister, my kids, maybe my biggest brother: check.  Cleaning my house and getting the basement organized?   Not nearly as likely. 

It hasn't exactly got me moving yet, but it's got me thinking about it.


Little Black Scrap Cat said...

That's a very insightful quote. Now you have me thinking.....

Queen-Size funny bone said...

lists are good if not motivators than mere reminders.