Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Birthday Countdown: Day Twenty-one

My mom asked:
"If you could go back and live over one day in your life, what day would that be and why?"

When I first started thinking about this question I was trying to pick a day that would be great to "re-live." A day that was awesome....I considered my wedding day, the day my kids were born, but how could I pick between those? How could I pick the day Katie was born over the day Noah was born or him over her?

So, then I tried to think about a day that might have been a time to make a different decision. One that would impact my life greatly. And I finally came up with what I think is a good one!
I would relive any day after we bought a house and before the 1st day of my last year of teaching. We could have created a budget that would have gotten us completely out of debt and enabled us to more easily allow me to stay home and able to do more with our debt free lifestyle! How awesome! What regret that we didn't plan for me to quit while I was still drawing paychecks.
Why would I pick a day "after" we bought a house? Well, because we bought a house that was modestly in our price range, so we didn't spend the same amount as we would have had we already been out of debt.
It may sound pretty crazy that of all the days that such a seemingly unimportant choice was made. But, let me tell you...that is IMPORTANT and would have made a HUGE difference in our lives! So there you go. A pretty dull answer, but an honest one!

Tomorrow I will answer another one of Bethany's questions: What is your favorite movie or genre of movies?


Andy's Bethy said...

Honesty is always appreciated, especially when it holds wisdom!

Karen said...

I have many of those hindsight moments myself....

Anonymous said...

I know for sure that I have several days that I would live over if I could. Some of them would be when you and Chris were little. Just to enjoy them over again. :-)

Anonymous said...

Also, there would be many that I would change and do things differently. Hindsight is always 20/20.