Friday, June 27, 2008

Goals and Good Times

I think it's good for the soul to think of the good times in your life, and of course be constantly making NEW memories! Life is short, and I know I 've spent way too much of mine dwelling on stupid stuff.

When I was out to lunch with my boss and some other co-workers yesterday, we were talking about some of the crazy stuff we'd done. I brought up that I've always wanted to go white water rafting - and my boss told some very exciting and INSANE stories of some of his rafting trips. Not only was it hysterical (he is a great story teller), but I thought to myself, why haven't I done that yet? I can afford it. It made me think that I'm letting a part of my life slip away by just making excuses as to why I'm not doing the things I want to do. So I making a goals list. I'm spending more time with friends, too. Little changes, big changes - I'm putting them all on a little anal retentive spreadsheet. Haha.

Good times. We've all had them. Some that come to mind for me at the moment:

Snow skiing at Crystal! Sometimes I would go by myself and just sail down a straightaway going about 40mph with my arms lifted up yelling WOOOOOHOOOO! The beauty, the thrill. Very exhilarating! Then there were the times when I would go with friends and we would have the BEST time! (Annie!) People must of thought we were out of our minds, but we didn't care. You know the kind of laughter where you stomach cramps up? Yeah, that is great.

I remember spending long summers being somewhat 'bohemian-like' - waiting tables 5 hours a night and then spending all night and all day with my coworkers and other friends taking advantage of every single spare moment of time we had, living it up - spending all the tips I had just made. We even had fun at work.

There are way too many to write here, but its good to reflect and put things in perspective. Just because I'm getting older, doesn't mean there isn't a LOT left of life! Perhaps the VERY BEST times are yet to come!


Anonymous said...

well being in the PNW? rafting is easy. and you don't even have to go whitewater in the beginning. get a guide or go rent a raft yourself..we did that gosh 15 years ago on the deschutes..easy enough run you can still drink beer along the way and not worry about getting thrown out or capsizing. i like this new you! get out there! ~nichole

Crazydogmama said...

hehe, thanks! like this better than my whining and complaining, huh? LOL. Hey, I'll get the raft, you bring the beer...

shit staker said...

such a wonderful positive attitide girlie...i almost want to slap you...hehe, just kidding of course. way to try making some positive changes! xo

Ann(ie) said...

Skiing at Crystal on Sunday's was the poop!!!!!!! Remember when we went the wrong way and ended up in Leavenworth????? hehe. Good fucking times. yerdoingitwrong.