Remember when you were so stressed you didn’t know what you were going to do with yourself? You felt the world was falling in on you because you had a two tests in one day or your boyfriend broke up with you right before your birthday (or whatever day you want to throw in there)? Well, I do and I am reminiscing today of those days when I thought life was so tough and obviously had no clue what was in store for me.
I was a responsible teenager. I had a job, I did good in school, and I mostly obeyed my parents. I did what I was supposed to and I had a fun time doing it. I played softball, hung out with my friends, and enjoyed my school. I had steady boyfriends throughout high school; namely one guy that I spent years with but there were a few long-term boyfriends. I made mistakes but my life was good.
What was I thinking wanting to grow up? No longer do I have gas and insurance to worry about. Now I have a mortgage, car payment, electricity, gas, water, sewer, trash… the list goes on and on. I have made mistakes again and this time I pay for them. But there is so much more to life now. I have children that I love more than life and the responsibility of them is one I love. Do they drive me bananas sometimes? Yes, but they are the best joy I feel at the same time.
I miss the days of playing bingo with my ex and his mom, driving around with my friends, going to dollar movies, hanging out at football games, going to work to have fun, and having fun at school. I miss it but my life, as stressful as it is, is something I wouldn’t give up for anything. I wouldn’t go back to high school for anything because I would have to give up the three most important people in my life; Johnny, Joley and Jemma. You couldn’t offer me anything or any time to do that. I have been having a rough time lately and need this reminder of how blessed I am. Things may be rough, I may feel stress like no other time, but I have my children and that is all I need.
Disclosure: This article was written on behalf of Cheeky Bingo. All thoughts and opinions are my own.