Thursday, September 27, 2007

Love/Hate

We're at T-4 days right now, and I'm thinking about the things I'll miss about home -- and the things I won't miss. Without further ado:

Things I Will Not Miss

  1. Nickelback
  2. Winter... I don't care if it's a dry cold or a wet cold. Cold is cold!
  3. Junk mail
  4. Monday mornings
  5. Tuesday mornings
  6. Wednesday mornings... and so on.
  7. Bills, bills, bills
  8. The Little One (you know who you are)
  9. Skinny jeans (please let this trend be dead by the time I come back)
  10. Weekend cottage country traffic, road rage, commuting
  11. Shaving my legs (hate this necessary chore... will do, but likely with less frequency)
  12. ironing
  13. laundry, vacuuming, dusting
  14. Costco
  15. Pretentiousness, superficial materialism

Things I Will Miss

  1. Friends and family... you are numbers 1 through 800, at least.
  2. Basic sanitation
  3. Second Cup coffee!
  4. long weekends in the summer
  5. Scrabble
  6. Shopping, makeup, clothes,shoes... pretentious, superficial materialism
  7. My cats
  8. Watching the leaves change colour
  9. Lettuce (the leaf, not the restaurant)
  10. Sushi
  11. Internet surfing
  12. Grey's Anatomy
  13. Justin Timberlake (he's my boyfriend, didn't you know?)
  14. Diet Coke
  15. Our Sonicare Toothbrush

Luckily, all of the things I will miss are still going to be around when we get back. We've been talking a lot about our "vision" of what this new adventure is going to bring us, and here's what we've come up with -- I have to say that it's going to be worth it.

  1. A better appreciation of what we have already
  2. A better idea of what we want and what we really need
  3. More emphasis on happiness from relationships and experiences and not from "things"
  4. More understanding of other cultures
  5. More patience (VAL)
  6. More flexibility (VAL)
  7. A closer connection to each other and our relationship, and no, we are not going to write a song about this.
  8. A more relaxed attitude
  9. Learning to sit still (BG)
  10. Fun and adventure!!!

1 comment:

Heather said...

I'm totally inspired, almost to the point of tears. You lovely creatures have your heads on straight, I tell you.