19 November 2013

5 things I miss doing.



1. Sitting in a quiet room just to think.
I know this sounds like a complete waste of time, but who else used to just sit on their rear and do absolutely nothing and savor every single minute? And if I felt like it, I'd think. Pre-kids, heck, pre-marriage... I would just sit there and contemplate crap. I miss having time to just think, and actually hear my own thoughts. These days, the only time I have to sit around and savor quiet time, is when I'm getting ready for bed. And at this point, I'm just too tired to even make sense of my thoughts.

2. Listening to music.
Music used to be my therapy. If I was feeling sad, overwhelmed, frustrated, or just straight up pissed off, I could always count on music to help me sort it all out. And now the only music I hear is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song on repeat 57 times in a row.

3. Writing hand-written letters.
Remember passing notes in high school? Or actually writing a letter to a friend that moved away? Or... PenPals?? How cool were they? I mean, I love e-mail & texting and all the other cool technology we have at our finger tips. But there really is something to be said about hand-written notes and letters.

4. Staying up late.
Does anyone else remember the days that you could stay out all hours of the night and still manage to function normally the next day?? I don't know how on earth I was ever able to stay up until 2-3am, wake up at 7:00, bounce out of bed, get to work on time and be feel rested & energized. But I miss that. Just think of ALL the things I could accomplish in the day if I still had that kind of energy day in & day out.

5. Actually talking on the phone.
Okay I'll be honest, *most* of the time, I don't like talking on the phone. But sometimes? Sometimes is so nice to actually hear someones voice as opposed to reading written words through e-mail or text. I suppose this kind of goes along with #3. In this day & age, technology is making it too way easy to make things less personal.

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What are some things that you miss doing sometimes?  

29 comments:

Lady Luck said...

These are great!
I think life is going too fast, i want a pause button sometimes. I will be 25 in February and i have NO IDEA where the years have gone.

beckyj @ A Lazy Crazy Life said...

I miss sleeping in. Real, honest-to-goodness sleeping in. Not the 7:30am version of sleeping in I have now :)

Meredith said...

These are awesome! I used to have a pen pal years and years ago. I actually haven't even thought of her until I read your post. I really miss seeing my friends on a daily basis.

Kara @ Just1Step said...

I miss a lot of things. Mostly things that disappeared when I had kids. Shopping without a toddler screaming, deafening me and everyone within 50 feet of us. Picking up the house and having items stay where I put them. Going up the stairs without jumping a baby gate. Having a belly with no stretch marks. ;)

But those kids sure bring a lot of joy!

Discovery Street said...

yes, to all of this. and you're the cutest

Kate said...

Totally agree with these. I always had several pen pals and loved writing letters. And the music too. I try to listen to the radio any moment possible but most of the time I'm listening to something like I am now, which is "Peg + Cat, Peg + Cat" :)

Rachel said...

I was never able to stay up late. I'm the kind of person who just drops anywhere once they get tired. I can make it to midnight once in a blue moon when we're having a party or something, but my preferred bedtime is between 9 and 10. Even in college I had a midnight curfew (I told all of my friends I was Cinderella.)

Crystal said...

I want to be pen pals! I totally miss writing real letters. My husband makes fun of me all the time because I don't want to move forward with technology - I must have a calendar, like a real one not on my phone, to write in. I still like writing checks - I don't get to ever but I still like doing it when I can. I send people thank you notes and little cards all the time because it's nice to get happy mail :)

Amber said...

Oh I used to LOVE having PenPals. Hand written notes are so fun. And I miss staying up late sometimes too. I can't hang anymore, and especially not when I have to wake up early.

Courtney said...

"I would just sit there and contemplate crap" LOL!

I'd be pen pals, but let's be honest, I'm too cheap to shell out the money for stamps. For real! Those things are pricey!

EMILY =) said...

Me! Pick me!.. I totally agree with this though. AND I hate making phone calls now!

Daina Ankrum said...

Writing letters is one of my favorite things to do. I try to write at least a letter a week, usually to my grandmas or family back home in Minnesota. I also have the reputation of sending cards for every holiday to close friends. I would be your pen pal!

When I tell people I commute two hours a day on the subway (an hour each way), they often ask if it is horrible. I actually feel pretty lucky to have two hours of time alone to read, listen to my iPod, or just sit. Granted, having a quick commute would be better, but I have found a way to enjoy the time. Now if only I could get rid of the loud break dancers and people who clip their nails on the train!

Joni said...

Goodness, I definitely miss sitting in a quiet room to think. One of the hardest things for me to get over as a mother has been all the noise and chaos sometimes. I can be a wild and crazy at times but then there are those moments where I need the peace and quiet. I would love to be a pen pal! And hey, Bennett and Elijah can be pen pals too! :)

Whitney M. @ The Married Me said...

I miss spending time with people uninterrupted. Now it seems like someone is always on their phone or some other piece of technology. Things seem to never be uninterrupted anymore. (I'm totally guilty of it too though)

Karly Gomez said...

Oh I so hear you on the music! Music is my soul and some days it feels like it's missing because I can't hear the music that speaks to me. Plus, music today really doesn't compare to the music I used to listed to in my early 20s. I sound old now. Ugh.

I used to have a pen pal in Japan! We wrote each other for YEARS and would send each other little packages for Christmas, but we lost touch after my first year in college. I can't remember how we started writing each other, but I remember his name, Yuichi. He was a cool guy.

Jodi said...

I love sending cards in the mail to my friends especially for just a note and not for anything specific like a bday. Snail mail is so much fun. I don't know how mom do it. I'm sure you never get a free second to think or do anything.

Jennifer Spencer said...

I totally miss writing letters. I would love to be pen pals.

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changeismyonlyconstant said...

Oh hand written letter! I had a pen pal growing up over in England. I can't tell you how excited I was te see that piece of Airmail in our mailbox every few weeks! It would be interestin to find out what she was up to these days... I miss the days of writing and pen pals.

-Katy

Liz Luscomb said...

I love writing handwritten letters. Even as an adult, I still have two pen-pals! It makes checking the mail exciting. You never know what you'll get. This week my friend sent me two antique children's books. How sweet was that? I also received a sweet card from the other. It totally makes my week! I wish I had more people to write to, but my long distant friends are not into it. If I send them anything, they call me to say thanks or follow up! LOL. It's not for everyone. However, I do participate in this movement from Write More Love Letters. If you're curious about what it is, check it out at: www.moreloveletters.com It is really fun and can make a person feel special.

And as for sitting in silence...I miss it terribly! I keep telling myself that it won't always be this hectic. One day I may actually believe myself. lol. :)

ADSchill said...

Let's see...I miss yearly vacations (the tropical ones), spur of the moment dinners out, having a disposable income, and dancing.

Kiara Buechler said...

Oh my gosh when Chad and I were first dating we would stay up until 2am then make it to work by 8am. It helped that we worked together and had each other to look forward to but still we chose to get five hours of sleep instead of it being forced upon us by little kids needing us.

I used to love listening to angry chick music: Avril, Pink etc. Now I listen to talk radio and occasionally the Christian or country stations.

^^^Your sister nailed it I copy her answer^^^ And reading, more than anything I miss being able to spend hours and hours reading.

Whitney said...

Even when I was in college, I've never been able to stay up past like midnight! Once it passes, I'm super grumpy, haha. I really hope that I never stop listening to music! It makes my soul so happy.

Tara said...

I had just posted on facebook how I drove to walgreens to get toilet paper, and I saw a house was having a party and thought to myself "what are they doing partying so late!" and then I looked at my clock, and realized it was 9 pm on a saturday night... OYE! haha. I used to go out with my friends starting at 9 or 10 pm! LOL

Dania Sagastume said...
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Dania Sagastume said...

I just going to say that the things you miss doing are the same things I miss doing as well. Loved your post !

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Julia Anderson said...

I love getting mail and now that technology makes it so we rarely get mail, it's even more special to actually get a letter! My mom is still old school and sends me cards! And I miss staying up really late and sleeping in! I also miss having the luxury of wasting time watching mindless TV!

Fran said...

I miss snail mail so much! Same on talking on the phone. Those used to be the days lol

jessica | piganddac said...

Oh my, yes. I feel like these days with two kiddos, I can't even hear my own thoughts, if I even have any! And I always think about how much I used to listen to music and relate it to my life and de-stress to it, etc...now, it's usually Elmo's sing-along! Love this, you made me very nostalgic!

Julie S. said...

Sitting DOWN is a HUGE one for me. I never get to sit. :)