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Hey Mandy. I was so psyched to see another post! Keep it up! I love reading it. And yes there are many times I wish we could go back. Just for a little while. Then we would realize that now is not that bad.




You are definitely right in that we have to enjoy the ride, but I do savor the memories of that time & wish I could relive them sometimes. Give me just one night, uno noche... I had issues then & I have issues now, jsut different ones.
I wonder if guys think this way, or is it just us girls who analyze, obsess & stress over these kind of things?

claire carew

Great reflection, Mandy! Love reading the blog-keep 'em coming! What I've learned is that you can only move forward. You can't really ever go home again cause when you do you've changed and you are drawn to moving forward. I fear boys do reflect the same way girls do but they define themselves by what they do-not who they are. It's a process for all of us!!!


We can sit up for hours pondering who we are this weekend, if you'd like =)

I think Robin and I are similar in our origins in organization and a desire to be responsible, but I also have moments when I wish things were a little easier.

The whole idea of the struggle making it more sweet in the end is a load of crap. I appreciated life and its unending magic well before the challenges and stuggles of adulthood, I didn't need the hard to appreciate the easy. Maybe it is different for others, I don't know.

Don't get me wrong, I love life and recognize that hard work does pay off, facing challeneges is a way to enhance your experience and knowledge, BUT there is nothing wrong with periodically longing for simpler times =)


It keeps getting better - but I still think of myself as a "Toys R Us" kid :)


A, number one, you were never a loser and B, number 2 I realize I still do not have that damn gold phone!

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Life List: 1.Be a Mother 2.Go to Paris with someone I love 3.Go to South Africa 4.See the Grand Canyon 5.See U2 live and be in the first 3 rows 6.Meet Bono (preferably have a drink with him) 7.Take a hot air balloon ride 8.Learn to garden 9.Own a home 10.Make said home warm and welcoming 11.Parasail 12.Camp out (glamping) at least one night 13.Write a book 14.Become active in a charity 15.Visit Hawaii 16.Throw a masquerade ball 17.Have a good amount of money in savings 18.See the pyramids (in Egypt) 19.Stay at the Ice Hotel 20.Swim with Dolphins (that ones for you Michelle!) 21.Horseback ride in Montana 22.Hike through Zion Narrows in Utah 23.Fall in Love 24.Visit Canada 25.Act again 26.Skinny dip in the Ocean 27.Own a house on the Cape (or Branford) 28.Be the type of person who exercises 5 days a week 29.Eat green and healthy ALL the time 30.Play tennis (well) again 31.Meet Al Roker (Bonus if he interviews me) 32.Go to an opulent, black tie New Years Eve ball and wear a gown worthy of the Oscars red carpet. At Midnight kiss a dashing gentleman. 33.Vacation and gamble recklessly in Monte Carlo 34.Achieve acceptance of my body 35.Go to the Opera 36.Stay for a week on a yacht in the Caribbean and start each day with a swim. 37.Learn to ski 38.Fly first class to Hong Kong
Year List: 1. LOSE 65 POUNDS (DONE, over 80lbs shed!) 2. 30 MINUTES OF WALKING 5 DAYS A WEEK (DONE!) 3 LEARN YOGA (Work in progress....) 4. QUIT COKE (Diet coke, I am beyond addicted) (This may have gotten worse, actually...) 5. DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER DAILY (DONE!) 6. START AND MAINTAIN A BLOG (YAY!) (DONE!) 7. BECOME MORE TECH SAAVY (Ohh boy....) 8. NURTURE MY RELATIONSHIPS (Work in progress but so far so good!) 9. STAND UP FOR MYSELF (DONE!) 10. BEOME FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE (Work in progress but again, not too shabby!) 11. RUN A 5K (Knees disagree, still working on it...) 12. GO TO ITALY (SIGH...one day, just not in 2011.) 13. APPLY TO GRAD SCHOOLS (THIS SPACE UNDER CONSTRUCTION) 14. FIGURE OUT WHAT I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT AND HOW TO MAKE MONEY WHILE DOING IT.  (WATCH THIS SPACE!) 15. RAISE $1800 AND WALK 39 MILES FOR THE AVON WALK FOR BREAST CANCER DONE!!!!

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