Thursday, February 10, 2011

One Year Older... One Year Smarter???

Be careful of the little fat baby in the photo.  And yeah, I'm old enough that my baby picture was in black and white.  :)

It's the big ol' 3-9 today.  One year smarter.  One year older.  And one year closer to the ultimate goal that Sweets and I have set for ourselves.  At least I think it's the ultimate goal.  Maybe I should discuss it with him again just to make 100% sure!

I love goals almost as much as I love choices.  Goals are what drives us to be better people.  The best that we can possibly be at any given moment.  Short term and long term goals are important.  They give you something to work for and something to look forward to.  They give your life direction and just downright make you feel good when you accomplish something.

Years ago I had a list of different jobs that I wanted to try.  Just for the heck of it.  These were jobs that I didn't want as a career by any means but I am a naturally curious person so I wanted to try a few different things.  I wrote out the list and registered at a temp service to see just how many things could be crossed off that list without only working someplace for a few weeks then quitting.  Marking off those jobs was a lot of fun and I finally completed the list a few years ago with my last assignment.  Fry cook.

The list consisted of things like janitorial work, newspaper factory, holding one of those big signs in front of a business, bartending and waiting tables.  Of course the bartending and waiting tables was so much fun that I stuck with it for quite a while but the others were just to experience what it was really like to do them.

My findings:
  • I ended up with a sore neck because I'm really too short to do the job at the newspaper factory I was in.  
  • The janitorial work was fun but not something I wanted to do every day.  
  • I froze my ass off holding the sign.  It lasted maybe 45 minutes before I decided that January just wasn't a good time for me, plus it was BORING as hell even though I didn't think it would be.  
  • The fry cook gig lasted for over a month and I LOVED that one.  It was the last one on the list and I crossed it off with a smile at the end.
The old saying "walk a mile in my shoes" had never rang so true.  I gained a new respect for people who do those jobs but at the same time, I'm a bit envious because they really were so much fun (except for the sign, that SUCKED).  I had a goal and I reached it even though some people may think it was an odd one.

What's next?  What are we going to do this year?  Today is the day that I usually sit down for a moment and decide where I'm at and where I want to be in exactly 365 days from now... besides the obvious of ruling the world of course.

Break out the chalk board and do some brainstorming.  Or try this one on for size.

Continued tomorrow...



PS: THANK YOU Donna for your birthday wish on the last blog.  That was SO sweet of you!  :)

PSS: I forgot completely about this. But it's so me.


  1. :)
    Hope you're having a great day!

  2. From a cute baby to a beautiful woman :)
    Happy Birthday!

  3. That list is worth of every respect.
    Congratulations, Lanie!
    And happy birthday!

  4. Another year older and a little bit bolder.

    As you set more goals, filling in more holes.

    Yes it's true and a happy birthday to you.

    Oh wait I'm a bit late, don't go and hate.

  5. Happy Birthday Lanie!!!!!!

    Mine is actually Tuesday next week. Another Year :-) One more year and I am child support free! I am glad things are going so well for you. I am having fun with the dogs and just enjoying another day abouve ground.

    Chris :-)


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