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Come Play in May — The Ball I Dropped

– Posted in: Blog Challenge, Blogging, Come Play in May, Fears, Mommyhood

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Today I am back playing with my friends Evin and Shelley. Today I the theme is the ball I dropped. I have dropped so many balls, I don’t even know where to start. It is a side effect of trying to juggle too much — balls must hit the ground.

Balls I Have Dropped:

  • Taking full advantage of the opportunities provided me by going to acting school — Fear is a very powerful force. Much like gravity, it pulls me down.
  • Sleep training — My kids were terrible sleepers as babies and I couldn’t stand the crying so now I have two children aged 7 and 10 constantly in my bed.
  • Baby books, etc. — I started a beautiful baby book for Sonny-Bunny (child #1). It sits unfinished a decade later and let’s not even mention the lack of book for child #2. I have bins and bins of things I saved but the likelihood that they will make it into pretty books, pretty slim.
  • Learning a language and using it — Multiple years of French have resulted in my ability to read Le Petit Prince and nothing more. If a French person spoke to me, I would simply smile and nod in my best Ugly American way.
  • Friendships that have fallen away — I am thankful to FaceBook for bringing many lost friends back but I still find there are people I miss and have not yet found again.
  • Saving money — Back in my twenties, my father told me if I could save 10% every pay check, I could easily have $1 million plus before retirement. This did not happen. Yes, I can and should start saving now but I will never get back that time.
  • A million other things — you can’t get time back and you can sometimes get friends back but mostly I hope that the balls I have dropped have never hit anyone on the head.

Dropping balls is a part of my life. But I didn’t drop the ball on today’s challenge! It’s not too late to Come and Play! What balls have you dropped?

Come Play in May

 

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Helen- Life in Random Bits May 6, 2014, 1:13 pm

Do you know what’s so great? It’s never too late. Not for any of that (except maybe sleep training because boy is that a nightmare whether you do it or not).

Traci May 6, 2014, 1:23 pm

It is a nightmare! But thanks, somehow I never seem to give up!
Love you girl! :-)
Traci

jennydecki May 6, 2014, 3:31 pm

Oh lawrd you have a LIST! Yikes. Now I’m going to be inspired to make a list. No, I’m going to refuse to make a list. Wait, maybe I’ll just do a shot instead. Yes, I’ll make a shot instead of a list. Problem solved.

Traci May 6, 2014, 3:55 pm

Love it! List or no list! :-)
Traci

Lydia May 6, 2014, 7:20 pm

I love that you have a list. I should have thought of doing that — all the things I’ve NOT done. That would have been a long post!!

Traci May 7, 2014, 5:06 am

Well, the list could be miles long, trust me! :-)
Traci