My sister sent me this picture today (I am the one on the far left). It brings back quite a few memories. My twenties was an adventurous time for me. I was in my twenties here. When I look at this picture, boy do I miss being that thin. However, you can see from my grandma and my gorgeous mom that genetics are in play, and I was only meant to be skinny when I was young. The beauty next to me is my sister holding her daughter who is now all grown up and married. My niece is a delight beyond words, even now.
I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life in my twenties. I hadn't meant my hubs, but I knew I wanted to have kids, girls to be specific. I was a traveling fool, road tripping everywhere. I've visited 48 states so far. Only 2 more to go, Hawaii and Alaska. My twenties were beautiful, but also painful. I faced huge heart aches during that time of my life. It taught me a lot and sent me down paths in my life that were detours. Some were amazing and others, uhhh, I still wince thinking about. Those side tracks made me who I am today.
Many people state that they wouldn't change a thing. I would. I have definitely disappointed a few people in my life (through my actions or inaction), and I would prefer to change those moments. The people I had disappointed did not deserve it. I was a bit of a free spirit. When I look at my own children I have to remind myself they might be like me. Fortunately, I have grown. I am mostly happy with who I am now and I guess that is the most I can hope for in life, right?
How about you? When you look at your past what do you think?
Lena Robin's Blog
A Writer's Life!
Writer, communications coach, mom, wife, crazy cat lady, and yogi extraordinaire (not really but we can pretend).
Don't miss anything!