1. I’ve never jumped off anything higher than the monkey bars.
Actually, I’m not sure I’ve even jumped off those; I’m not a big fan of heights.
2. I’ve never lived alone.
I lived with my family until I went to college, then I had a roommate, then a second roommate I had more in common with *waves to Patty* then I got married. I sometimes wonder what it would have been like if I’d lived alone between college and marriage, but I wouldn’t give up a day with Teacher to find out.
3. I have never visited Ireland.
Or Venice, Scotland, New Zealand, England, Mexico, Maine, Washington, Colorado. Or any of the other states and countries I’d love to see someday. Someday…
4. I have never broken a bone.
I’d never had surgery either, until a couple of years ago. And I’d like to keep it that way.
5. I have never ridden a horse well.
In high school I got to ride my first horse. I was doing OK until she took off across a cornfield with me hanging on for dear life. I haven’t felt the urge to get on a horse again since.
6. I’ve never gone to jail.
Except for our 8th grade field trip and I don’t think that counts.
Oooh, oooh – I do have a favorite quote about jail: “A good friend will come bail you out of jail, but a true friend will be sitting next to you saying…’Dang, that was fun!'”
7. I’ve never run a marathon.
Or even a half-marathon, although Teacher and I walked our third half-marathon this past September. I was a sprinter in high school but have never been fond of long-distance running. It’s a lot of work.
8. I’ve never slept on the couch, or made Teacher sleep on the couch.
Not that I didn’t try when we were first married; I just wasn’t successful. I think that’s partly why our marriage is so strong.
9. I have never done drugs.
Seriously. I can look my children straight in the eye and tell them that I’ve never done drugs. Not every parent can do that. I’m proud that I can.
10. I’ve never found balance in my life.
I’m like the plate spinner at the circus: I focus on one aspect of life until another starts to wobble, then I pour my efforts into that one until the next one threatens to crash. Someday I’ll find balance… I hope!
Thanks to my good friend, Cricket, for thinking up this blogging challenge; it was fun, and made me think at the same time.
How about you; what are 10 things you’ve never done? Post your list and leave a comment below with a link to your blog!