Reliving your childhood, but better. Who has? Who wants to?
So as to not push the patience of the kind and gracious residents of GW HT, ;-), I won't make this thread a real downer. Just a little bit of background. My childhood was pretty bad -- the best analogy I can make is that it was like growing up in a North Korean gulag. Yes, my father was very abusive, and hated me in particular. So, needless to say, "fun" was in very short supply. Misery, now that flowed like water during a sudden March thaw.
So, I'm doing all of these "crazy" things now I never got to do (no, not THAT kind of crazy, just out of my comfort zone, often by far). Running. Cycling. Backcountry skiing. Snowshoeing. Playing basketball (very, very badly) with some guys at my gym. Inviting people out to dinner to just talk about nothing in particular. Just talking to people in general, being outgoing was never my thing, and I never felt very comfortable around many people. Going to see a movie. Buying albums (well, digital downloads) of all of the crazy music I wanted to listen to but didn't (Korean or Irish rap, anyone?). Going shopping (ok, gotta kinda cut back on that one before my Mastercard really does explode).
I have some future goals as well. I want to do the military-style fitness training course at my gym by the fall. I want to take swimming lessons in the summer, since I never learned to swim. I also would like to take minimal contact boxing lessons. One thing I really want to do, a 2014 goal, is to learn to play softball and maybe find a community league to join. I know zilch about the rules, I just know that it was one of the few things I did get to do in PE that I enjoyed oh, so many, many years ago.
So, I kind of get to have a "do-over" in a lot of ways. It's rather exhilarating, actually. I highly recommend getting in touch with your inner child, and asking him or her "what do you really want to do?"
So, is there something your inner child wants to do?