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September 11th, 2011 at 11:27 am

Last night my parents and I went to my sister's house to celebrate my youngest nieces 17th bday. During the party my dad said "wouldn't you like to be 17 again?"

Not for a million bucks!

I wouldn't want to have to work another 30 years, and the first 8 years of my working life I was fairly poor. I hated living paycheck to paycheck. Always waiting for the next minor problem to push me under. Even getting new tires for the car was a major upset, I had very little extra money then.

At 17 I was still living with my parents and hated that too. So glad to be where I am now and in the situation I'm in now. I earned this by 33 years of working and saving and there's no way I want to do it again. Smile

However, if I could back 20 years and have the same situation I have now, I would take that. Being in your 30's you've grown up enough to be more realistic about life, but can enjoy the extra 20 years of living.

My sister ordered pizza from Borriello Bros, with cake and banana ice cream for dessert. Since I knew that was the plan I took my dinner over and ate it while they ate pizza. I wasn't even tempted by the pizza. Almost 5 months eating this way and I plan to continue for life, so it was nice to not be tempted.

I had roasted chicken breast, coleslaw, and watermelon, with macadamia nuts for dessert.

I finished reading my book The Black Lyon by Jude Devereaux. Romance - very good.

4 Responses to “17”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Im so with you...there are a plethora of reasons returning to 17 is so unappealing. THanks, but no thanks! Wink

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I agree, but I would not mind being in my 30's again. That was the best time of my life.

  3. baselle Says:

    I was up and down. HATED my teens, enjoyed my twenties, hated my thirties (when I gave up science and had to figure out what was next ... at 33 I was back at 22 again), am loving my 40s. Fingers crossed that I won't hate my 50s.

  4. SavingBucks Says:

    The 30's was also the decade I enjoyed the most (after my divorce of course). Met DH, and had DD. Now getting ready for retirement. My teen years were quite depressing --- painfully shy and too many cliques that I did not belong to. People can sure be cruel in high school. Did not date until I was 19 years old (but a good thing in retrospect). The 20's were unsettling and time to find oneself (I wonder if I did!) Heading to the 50's is a mixed bag with highs and lows (regrets). But that happens to all of us................

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