Today's insightful, insectful, stupendary, dromedary and garbled entry!!!! (all the words are correctly spelled, no red underlined ones, they must be right, don't be picky about the meanings)
Are priorities the same as goals? Sometimes we get them confused. Or maybe it is just me.
We were laughing the other day about how much fun we had when we were first married and my salary was less than $1000 a year. (The average person in Belmont was earning $2,000 a year, so I was less than half the average). Sherry quit her job and was a stay at home wife; we put ourselves on a budget and had to stick with it. Sherry enjoyed sleeping in and not going to work in the mill. WE did not make any debts. We did not enter our marriage with the cost of a big wedding hanging over our or our parent’s heads. (They could not afford it anyway.)
I think I have mentioned it before, during the first year of our marriage we had a dollar left at the end of the month. A dollar to spend anyway we wanted. LOL. To be honest, we were so happy we never realized how close we were cutting it.
So I think our goal has been ‘Our Happiness’. Or was that a priority?
Once in our lives (my life), for a short period, my goal was to be a millionaire. I made no bones about it. I had gained an education, but few folks knew it. Most folks knew when I left our small town I was a High School dropout, with a record number of hours in detention hall. I think when we moved back, I wanted to prove that I could do as well as the ones with the degrees.
I did prove it, at least to me. Then Sherry & I talked it over and reconnected with our real priority, happiness together. Our happiness, and love, did not suffer during this period, but my health would have. We realized continued 60-80 hour weeks could take its toll. So we scaled back. I forgot the money goal. And we were back to the idea of OUR Happiness and a long a life together.
There have been other short changes in priorities, caused by circumstances. As I said earlier, most humans are wishy washy, but we don’t like to admit it. So now I try to just go with the flow. I am very happy and have been very fortunate over the years. Fortunate to have my Sherry, who has been THE stabilizing FORCE. No telling what I would have become, if not for my great CATCH!
My goal is to outlive the guys who are standing in line waiting for me to cash in. And I am doing a pretty good job of it.
Thanks for coming this way.
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PS: This entry probably doesn’t make much sense, but it is mine.
Oh, Melanie had a great story about a cat over at
http://honeyimhome-honey.blogspot.com/ a couple days back.