Monday, January 30, 2012

What's your story?

Yesterday my mum and I were discussing the latest drama in the extended family and I joked with her that “We lead very boring lives, don’t we?” It was an off the cuff remark but it got me thinking, is my life really boring? Sure, I may never have smoked, took drugs, passed out drunk or spent the night with someone I wish I hadn’t. Nor have I ridden a rollercoaster, bungee jumped or been skydiving. I’ve never been married, I don’t have kids. There’s a lot I haven’t done but I have time... don’t expect to find me passed out drunk with a pack of cigarettes on a strangers bed any time soon though!

Things I have done though? Those are awesome. I went abroad for my first time ever when I was nineteen and I did it alone (Washington DC I still love you). I’ve travelled alone many times since then and enjoyed myself immensely. I’ve become a published author not once but four times... so far. I went to University – first one in my family – and I graduated as a midwife. I’ve brought many new lives into the world and escorted some out. I’ve rejoiced and I’ve grieved. I’m educated, independent and adventurous in ways many people will never be. I’ve lived.
So next time I bitch about being single, being boring. Slap me upside the head. My life is AWESOME.

So tell me, what are you proud of?


Tara Nina said...

It may not have been to your advantage to tell me you haven't passed out drunk and woken in an 'unfamiliar' bed. Aren't you going to RT soon? Hum. Brain functioning. Thinking, Scheming. BaHaHa. You might just scratch that one off your bucketlist when I get done with ya. LOL.
Your life is definitely NOT boring.
Can't wait to see you.
Miss you babe.

Cait Miller said...

Oh dear... LOL!

N.J.Walters said...

Sounds like it really has been a amazing journey so far. And more is yet to come, especially if Tara has her way. lol

Cait Miller said...

Thanks NJ! Yes, when Tara has a goal, fear her...

Tracey H. Kitts said...

What an interesting post. I've done almost everything you mentioned. (Almost LOL) And I honestly wouldn't consider any of them living. So, if it makes you feel better, you haven't missed anything.

I envy you getting to travel. That's the one thing I wish I could do more of:)

As for accomplishments I'm proud of, I'm happily married. I think that one deserves an award. LOL I have a son that I'm proud of.

I've met some amazing people, even in the places I hated to be at the time.

I've had 16 novels published, 3 novellas, and 2 short stories.

And the best news is, I'm still young:) I've got a ways to go and more life to live!

Tracey H. Kitts said...

Just looked at my post again. Maybe I should clarify. I don't consider, smoking, drinking, drugs, waking up in strange beds, and skydiving living. LOL

Not getting married and having a family:)

It's certainly not that I'm a goody-two-shoes or anything. It's more like I find those things pointless and a waste of good health. LOL

Cait Miller said...

Hi Tracey, I don't consider them living either but some people do and would look down their probably broken noses at what *I* think is living. I have no intention of putting ANY of those things on my bucket list...except maybe the rollercoaster. Those I am really scared of but there's no chance they would take away this life I love so much. So we are in agreement :D
Thanks for commenting!

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Enjoyed this post! :-)