I gave up my career more then eight years ago and I rarely regret it. I know I did the best thing for my family at the time. When I figured out commute times, daycares, business clothes and lunches, I wasn’t exactly making a ton of money.
Suddenly today, I’m wondering if I made the right move. How much further ahead would we be if we had that pay cheque every two weeks for the past 8 years? Then again, I have always been happy that I am the Mom that could always be counted on for field trips, that I could always be reached if one of my babies needed me, and that I always know where my kids are and what they are doing. I digress. This is not about justifying to myself why I quit my career, or to examine the road not taken, it’s about the fact that today, I have the gimmies.
This next year is a big one. I will turn 40. NEXT May! Gulp. Suddenly I have all kinds of things I want. Need! Kind of like a mini bucket list playing over and over in my head.
I want hardwood floors. Yesterday.
I want to re-decorate the girls bedrooms. Now.
I want to remodel the main floor and master baths. Today.
I want granite in the kitchen and a gorgeous backsplash to finish it off.
I did not want to replace the air conditioner and furnace. I did not want to fix the roof. I sure as heck don’t want to spend money resurfacing the driveway. This house is a money pit. Sometimes being a responsible suburbanite sucks.
I want our annual trip to Florida for March Break.
I want that 40th birthday trip to London and Paris with my Hubby in May. Oh to buy shoes in Paris! Le Sigh.
I want to go to BlogHer’11 in San Diego. That’s August. Air fare is outrageous from Ontario!!
I am a greedy girl and have the gimmes.
Hmmm….. Guess I will just be thankful that the house is still standing, my kids are healthy, and I still think my Hubby is kinda hot. I’ll plan that dream vacation to Europe….even if it’s only to dream and never happens, I’ll let the rest go.
Someone pass the cake. I’m having a pity party.
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*Photo credit to Fodors