had the guts to do

Five Things I wish I Had the Guts to Do

by Deborah Cruz

had the guts to do

Five things I wish I had the Guts to Do. I am trying something different this week, I am linking up with Moments that Define Life and her weekly meme Listable Life. Who doesn’t love a good list, right? Her prompt today is to list 5 things that  you wish you had the guts to do. Here is my list.

Write a Book: I love to write. It is the one thing that I do just for me. I dream of someday writing a book and being published but the thought of submitting my work to someone and having it rejected, scares me to death. I will do it eventually; this is my promise to myself. I am just waiting for the perfect story to be told.

Buy a plane ticket and fly off on a whim: I went from being someone’s daughter to someone’s roommate, and then I became a wife and now a mother. I’ve never really had any time to be alone, there was a month between having a roommate and meeting my now husband. It was the only time I was ever alone and it was the first month of my senior year in college. I’ve always wanted to travel the world. I’d love to get up in the morning and go buy a ticket to anywhere, fly away and come back in a couple days. I’ll have to wait until the kids are in college now.

Move the family closer to the Mediterranean: Part of my dream of traveling was to eventually move to Spain, Italy or Greece; preferably Spain or Italy since I can speak the language. Truly, anywhere that I can live where there is warm sun, the smell of the salt water coming off the Mediterranean, and warm friendly people sounds good to me; not to mention amazing food and wine. I’ve traveled to Mexico and Canada but my dream is to retire to the Mediterranean. Currently, my husband works for an international company and there may be the opportunity to move there before retirement. If so, I will be writing this blog from Europe.

Love My Body: It feels like I have always had body issues and eating disorders  (since I was 12) and I would love to have the guts to just love my body. I know this will never happen because I have spent far too many years despising it but I would love to truly embrace the curves and valleys that sustain me.

Tell Certain People What I Really Think of Them: As a rule, I am very honest but I have circumstances when I have to bite my tongue. I hate that. I hate having to censor myself. I hate having to smile and say thank you when what I really want to scream is, “YOU SUCK! I HATE YOU! PLEASE DISAPPEAR!” But I am an adult and that is pretty infantile behavior, so I smile.

What is one thing that you wish you had the guts to do?

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13 comments

*Bleep* 2012/04/17 - 12:05 pm

Maybe someday I’ll have the courage to freelance–like in a paid kind of way. I am too chicken to let go of my paying job to take the leap.

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Jana @ The Jealousy Files 2012/04/17 - 12:13 pm

I always wish I had the guts to do two things: throw a dart at a map and move to wherever the dart lands and have the confidence to be a full-time writer. I’m slowly moving towards the latter but the former? Will probably never happen.

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KTB @KTBwaterski 2012/04/17 - 2:14 pm

Seems there are quite a few of us listing about living in Spain or Italy this week! At least we can all be together if we get the guts to do it!

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Sarah P 2012/04/17 - 5:55 pm

I am with ya on the last one! Most of the time, I let things go but there are a few select people who’ve gone way over the line and one day….:)

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Cindi 2012/04/18 - 10:47 am

I would love to write a book myself too. Maybe someday. Hoping I’m not on the list for number 5. (LoL)

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Mad Woman behind the Blog 2012/04/18 - 6:51 pm

Yes, the flying off on a whim…. one day, right?
And moving to the Mediterranean? I think its on our short to do list..after the kids graduate, WITHOUT them.

But what I really wish I had balls for, is to start my own business, as a personal trainer. I would rock it, if I wasn’t a yellow bellied scaredy cat.

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Carmen 2012/04/18 - 10:03 pm

I love the 5 things on your list, I think I’ll add it in mine too.

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Tricia @ Take 10 2012/04/20 - 8:51 am

Love these! I’m going to now make my own list…thanks for the great idea.

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Annie 2012/04/20 - 10:15 am

I wish for 3 of those 5 things, except Writing a book and Moving my familly closer to the Mediterranian.

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Elaine Griffin 2012/04/22 - 8:59 am

I wish I had the guts to take a Meditteranean cruise. What holds me up is the plane ride. Too long, and I am a very nervous flyer. Maybe I can get medicated first?
Great list!

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Nicole @MTDLBlog 2012/04/23 - 10:57 pm

First, I’m so stoked that you joined in this week!!! I, too, would love to fly off on a whim – that would be fantastic. 🙂 I haven’t traveled as much as I would like either. One day!

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Paul Jean 2012/04/25 - 4:26 am

I wish I were able to love my body too. I need to make my own wishes written down too.

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Piash Barmon 2012/05/14 - 4:10 pm

I would like to write a book myself too. I will do it eventually, this is my promise to myself.

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