The Things I Miss

There are things that once they happen cannot happen again. A first kiss, the first time you read a good book, your wedding. However there are also things that you can miss that you can get again. Things like your favorite meal, the smell of trees, or visiting your childhood home.

Here are a few of the things I miss in my life, and how I can have them again.

I Miss The Stars

Have you ever seen a clear sky at night? If you haven’t google it right now and be amazed. I grew up where every night was a night you could see the stars. I miss them, I really haven’t seen them in over 10 years.

I went back up to Maine this year but it wasn’t clear enough while we were there. I’m also going there in September so hopefully we have better weather.

Another way to make sure I get to see the stars again would be to move back to Maine. And it is something that my wife and I have discussed. Not sure if it will happen, but it is a possibility.

I Miss Breathing

You have never had a more fulfilling breath of air then on a cold winter night when you take a deep breath. I’m not sure the science behind it, or if there is any at all, but it’s just amazing. It’s like being complete, like you’ve never had a real breath before just a partial one. Florida is humid and doesn’t have the same type of air.

Again moving back to Maine would fix this problem, though it would cause many more.

I Miss Being Debt Free

There was a time in my life where I didn’t have debt. It was wonderful, and I ruined it. I let lifestyle creep, lack of emergency fund, and all around stupid decisions ruin the good thing I had going for me.

I’m currently working on getting out of debt, through cutting costs, and increasing my income. It’s going to be a long hard road, and I hope to shortcut it by paying much more than the minimums on my debts as I’m able to.

I Miss Not Working

I love my new job, I don’t have to report to anyone, don’t have to account for my time or justify what I’m doing at any given time. Working for myself has been one of the most freeing experiences of my life.

But, you know what was more freeing? Not working at all. Think back to when you were young and your biggest problem was your bedtime. Now mind you I’ve worked in one way or another since I was 9 years old but usually doing things I liked and got paid to do.

Now I’m not saying that once I have enough money in the bank I’m just going to sit and watch Netflix all day, though that will part of my life. I’ll do productive things even if I don’t need to. I’ll plant a garden, volunteer, and probably run some sort of business because I enjoy doing something, but I do miss not needing to work.

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