Last of the Thirties
Remember when 40 sounded old? Well, I have a year until I hit that big milestone. And it doesn't seem nearly as ancient as it did twenty years ago.
Funny how that happens, right?
Younger me had all sorts of ideas of what should happen by each age. I wanted my first baby to come when I was twenty-five. She came when I was thirty-two. My second child came when I was thirty-four. Needless to say, we decided that child number three wasn't going to happen for multiple reasons.
Have you ever decided you didn't want to get to know someone better because of a first impression? Sometimes, when you finally do, you realize that person is the best friend--or even boyfriend--you've ever had. Today, Molly Noble Bull is joining us to tell about her first impressions of her husband ... and the fun way she overcame them.
Charlie and I have been married for many years. Yet I will always remember how it all began.
We met in college, and I was impressed by the fact that he was the president of a popular student organization I knew. But I was eighteen. He seemed much older, older than the college boys I knew.
It wasn’t that he looked older, but there was a maturity about him I couldn’t ignore. Though he was kind, polite, and handsome, I thought he was probably a veteran. Since I wasn’t interested in dating older guys, I didn’t consider him a possible boyfriend.
Still, he seemed interested in me.
I not only looked young for my age, about fifteen, I was probably one of the least mature freshmen on campus. But one of my friends had a mad crush on Charlie Bull. She talked about him all the time. The more she talked, the better he sounded.
Have you ever stopped to think about how many firsts you have in your life?
First time sleeping through the night.
First real food.
And that's all usually in the first year.
What's your excuse?
Excuse for what? It could be anything. Anything you find yourself putting off or doing other things instead of.
For me, this summer, it's exercise. And calling an allergist to start that journey. And writing a novella.
I can find excuses to not do all of those things. Easily!
Life is a Vapor
This is a place for me to share thoughts and ideas not just related to writing. Thoughts about what's going on in my life, about an idea I got that I thought shareworthy, or just a funny anecdote.