In which Going Green Mama ponders the steps not taken.
Twitter was all a twitter yesterday on how the world is supposedly ending today. I suppose that gives me an excuse to blog and not clean my house this quiet morning.
But say for an instant that mankind was privvy to this date of the rapture, and I have to wonder, if I did it again, what would I have done differently?
Charity, relationships and not applying for an internship at the Olympics (I think it was in Japan that year) aside, I thankfully regret few things in my life at this point. But there are things I wish I had done. The good news is it's likely not too late!
Took my family to Yellowstone and Acadia national parks. I love both, one fondly from childhood memories, the other from a pre-parenting visit one quiet September week. I'd love to experience the wonder of seeing these for the first time. If dump trucks are exciting, I'd love to see my son's reactions to black bears and buffalo!
Camped and experienced nature more. My husband and I love nature and went camping for part of our honeymoon...15 years ago. That sad realization that our gear hadn't been touched during years of retail hours just saddens me. Yes, in retrospect, I should have used more of my vacation time, however, responsibilities in my last two jobs haven't allowed that as much as my time-off bank suggests.
Gone on a horseback riding trip. A real one, not a quickie romp around a field. The worst part of it is, I know a great family-owned placed in Colorado Springs...owned by my aunt and uncle, and we just haven't taken the trek.
Seen nature's wonders. Hiked in Washington and Oregon. Gone to northern California. In suburbia, I miss trees that are taller than 10 feet high.
Kayaked again. Less of a regret than it was a blast, I have had the joy of kayaking in both oceans. A little Dranamine, and I'd be up for more!
Explored from a pint-sized view. Too often, when we do hike, I'm about getting to a destination. I need to remember that the little snails and worms my daughter finds on her walks are just as exciting and thrilling. After all, God's creation is about wonder, even small wonders.
What about you? What have you put off too long and wished you'd made more time to do?