I blogged some time ago about my “bucket list”.  We all have one that we are either working through, or sat there in the back of our minds as a life wish list.  I like lists, so mine are being worked through as we speak.  But I was talking to a peer recently about regrets in life, and about things we have never experienced and it got me thinking.  What have I NOT done?  Does this bother me? Is the list as long as my bucket list?
So with this is mind, here is some of what I HAVEN’T done:

I have never worked in a bar

This may surprise a few people, especially with the amount of jobs that I have had over the years.  But working a bar has never been one of them. 

I admit that the opportunity has never arisen.   But if it had, I don’t think I would have been willing at that time to take it.  And these are for purely selfish reasons.  Why on earth would I want to work somewhere others are having fun whilst I look on through sober eyes?  No thank you. Although that was back in the day when I was in my early 20’s and drinking was a HUGE part of my social life.  If the opportunity came up again, I think I would rather enjoy it…!

I have never felt the urge to have a daughter

Having two boys, the question comes to us on a regular basis – “oh but wouldn’t it be lovely to have a little girl?”.  Mmmm, no not really.  I would feel a bit lost…!

Being the youngest of three girls, I have had my fill of all things pink and feminine growing up.  I have two nieces who I dote on and get to do the hair and nails things with on a regular basis.  That really is enough for me.

When I look at what girls need growing up and heading into teenagers it makes me cringe!!  I also have the added experience of being a girl myself.  I wouldn’t want to wish that on my offspring!

I have never enjoyed Star Wars


I am from the perfect generation who would have enjoyed Star Wars yet I can honestly say I have never sat through one whole film let alone enjoyed it. Being married to a Star Wars fan and having two children who could act most of the films is enough!

I have never worked anywhere other than my home town

This sounds very insular and non-adventurous of me.  I have lost count of the number of jobs I have held.  They have ranged from being very junior and quite senior, and they have all been in one town.  This has not neccessarily been through choice, but kind of just turned out that way and it suits me very much, especially with the demands of a young family.

So there we have it.  This list could of course go on and on, but these are a few of the main things that I have never done and more importantly, not regretted!

What have you never done?

22/11/2012 02:25:28

The girl thing really annoys me. "Wow 4 boys, are you going to keep trying for a girl?" My answer Is always the same. "A girl would be lovely for the pink/hair/nails stuff, but I'm really happy with with my boys - I wouldn't know what to do with a girl anyway!" I think it's rude to ask someone that anyway :/


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