Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Never Say Never

I don't like absolutes.  However, given today's prompt for ten things I would never do I'll do my best with the following top 10 list.  

1)     I would never abandon my family.  Really, this one is a no-brainer.  Family comes first.   Husband, kids, parents .. these people are the most important people in my life.

2)      I would never intentionally cause harm to any person.   I’m sure I do it every day in little ways, as we all do.  But I would never reach out and hit a person, even in my most angry moments.  

3)      I would never choose to live for very long without a dog in my life.  Let’s face it, the little guy keeps me company when I’m alone & keeps me warm when I am cold.  Besides, he is so soft and fuzzy!

4)      I would never go back to school.  This falls into the “Been There, Done That” category.  I used to think I’d go back to get a law degree, or maybe a psychology degree, but when it felt like torture to consider sitting in class again I decided those days are behind me.

5)      I would never own or ride a motorcycle.  I don’t understand the burning desire to put your whole body at risk in such a blatant way.  Color me conservative.  I’ll stick to cars, thank you.

6)      I would never give up reading.  A day without reading is a like a day without breathing.

7)      I would never drive slowly in the left lane.  Really people.  It’s called the fast lane.  If people are passing you on the right, you are in the wrong lane!  You’ll frequently find me cruising in the left lane, but when some speed demon comes up behind me I get out of their way .. it’s not a race, it’s just the rules of the road.
8)      I would never give up cheese.  Favorite snack ever.  

9)      I would never take a risk without first analyzing it up, down and sideways.  I have come to accept that I will always over think stuff.  Luckily, my husband over-thinks more than I do, so I can safely think all I want at home.   And I can hide it pretty well when I’m out.

1)0)  I would never voluntarily move to another city.  I’ve lived in 10 homes within a 10 mile radius in the last forty years (college years excluded).  This spring I will have lived in the same house for 20 years.   I’m a creature of habit.  I like being near family and friends.    Besides, I could never get past over-thinking whatever move I would be inclined to make (see #9).  Analysis Paralysis will always keep me firmly rooted right where I am and have always been.

      I can't wait to see everybody else's lists.  I had to write mine before I read so I wouldn't steal everyone else's ideas!