I’m Not Doing It

At this point in my life there are some things I realize I am not going to do.  I may want to do them  but due to lack of time or inability to have become independently wealthy I accept that I likely will not do them.

For example I know I won’t be climbing Mt. Everest.  Why?  Because I haven’t yet started my mountain climbing skills building.   And I would think I wouldn’t start that now and be able to summit next climbing season.  Wouldn’t that be incredible though?  To climb up there and take a look around the world from way up there?  Yeah.   Pretty sweet.

And I won’t be called “doctor” any time soon.   I don’t see that one in my future.   I haven’t the patience (ha! no pun intended) to go through all of that schooling.   Besides I probably ought to leave it to the ones who can stomach all that stuff that has to do with the body.   You know, fluids, parts, innards.  I’m not too thrilled with my own parts – don’t want to go examining others.

I’m not going to be a body builder.  I wanted to.  At one time.  I love the discipline and physical effort put in to that.  But I’m not allowed to lift weights any more.  And I have too many unsculptable parts just hanging around any more.

Other things I’ve decided I’m not going to do:

Tupperware parties.


Go shopping for dress up clothes.  Ever.   Again.

Eat liver.

Have babies.

Join a Polar Bear Club.

Fall for my daughter sending me a text late at night telling me to look out the window.  I text back and say I did.  She texts  “did you see me” and I text  “no” and she texts back “OMG THE INVISIBILITY CLOAK WORKED!”    Yeah.

Sing opera.

Oh.   And I will never, ever, ever again start the holiday planning for my family by sending an email to everyone to say “hey, there’s so many of us so let’s start planning.”

That one will never ever happen again.    I’m quite brave and willing to try many many things.   But I’m not stupid.   🙂   I think the youngest should have to do it.   I’ve served my time.

21 thoughts on “I’m Not Doing It

  1. Intresting list … of not going to do.
    Some I can join in with – having babies, Tupperware, sing … and will not climb any mountains. Not even small ones.
    The rest I think I will do … but I will not eat Oysters. Don’t think I will get an offer on a makeover … but if .. I would do it.


    • There’s another I can add to my won’t list…oh wait, I haven’t yet TRIED oysters, but if I don’t like them then I won’t eat them. 😉

      I have never worn make up. My hair is too short to ‘re-do’ in to any ‘style’. And my clothes? Well there’s no point in doing a make over, I’ll just go back to what I’m wearing! 🙂

      I need to do a post on what I will be doing! Happy Sunday night Viveka!


  2. “I’m not doing it”… How can I mock thee?

    If you did more of “should” and less of “should be”, you may indeed have been at the summit of Mt. Everest…by now.

    Or could have invented an invisibility cloak…by now.

    Or could have owned the patent to green smoothies…by now. Not that the last one would have made you rich.


  3. I love your daughter’s text & the invisibility cloak – you had me smile, as I imagine you did when you ‘fell for it again’. Tell her I liked that one! 🙂


  4. LOL! Love the invisibility cloak text. I wonder if that would work on one of my children… 😀

    Also loved this: Go shopping for dress up clothes. Ever. Again.
    I put that on my list of things I will never do again after my youngest son’s wedding. I still haven’t given up on mountain climbing (although realistically, I should).


    • I get you on the mountain thing. Technically I have climbed a couple of mountains, one in Ireland and a couple in Arizona. But it was strenuous for only a little while. They were definitely mountains. But not true hard core mountain climbing.

      Let me know if the invisibility cloak thing works!


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