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Who Took My Life & What Did You Do With It?

It really amazes me how quick time flies by!

 I remember my mother telling me “Don’t wish your life away”

Now, what did she know…………………….

Because to be 16 meant you could drive! You know, in a hot looking convertible with the top down, wind blowing thru my hair, and the Beach boys singing directly to me!

Because to be 18 meant you were done with high school and would be partying in college! No more parents/rules/regulations!

Because to be 21 meant…………….you could legally drink alcohol. Not that you did it underage………..

Because to be 30 meant you were happily married with the most well behaved children on the face of the earth.

Because to be 40 meant your career was set and your life direction was firmly in place. Confidence oozed from every pore…………….

Because to be 50 meant your children were grown and gone. They were successful, financially stable, and they were having the most well behaved grandchildren on the face of the earth. You were looking longingly to retirement with your spouse, your life partner and best friend!

Because to be 57 meant asking yourself……………..

“Where the hell did I go wrong?”


  1. 4 Responses to “Who Took My Life & What Did You Do With It?”

  2. By KathyB! on Apr 6, 2009 | Reply

    I could give myself a nervous breakdown thinking along these lines… this post was hilarious and disturbing all at the same time.

  3. By Melissa from Pittsburgh on Apr 6, 2009 | Reply

    Okay…something went TERRIBLY wrong in my 30’s … I didn’t have the most well behaved children on the planet … and in my 40’s … my career HA! so I’m so screwed.

    Where is the path and how do I get back on it?

  4. By on Apr 6, 2009 | Reply

    These are all so true…and at 41, I’m still working on the whole “What do I want to be when I grow up?” part of my life!

  5. By Hyphen Mama on Apr 8, 2009 | Reply

    This is such a great post! Just last week my 5 year old daughter was wallowing in not wanting to be “little”. “I want to be big like you”. I kept trying to tell her not to wish her life away, because really I wouldn’t mind being 5 and not having to pay bills and clean toilets. She didn’t get it. She won’t until much, much later. I guess that’s the way we’re programmed.

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