I’ve never quite believed that one chance is all I get.

~Anne Tyler

I don’t know who Anne Tyler is, but I agree with her.

It’s never too late to give it your all, try something new, or start something over.

When I was 24 I applied to law school.  I didn’t end up going; I was offered a job I just couldn’t resist right before deposit time.  At this point in my life, with a much better understanding of myself, I am glad I decided against law school.  Mainly because my reasons behind it weren’t the best.  The friends I have that are lawyers that love their jobs are the folks that love the law and the study of it.  The friends I have who became lawyers for status reasons, or because they didn’t know what they wanted to do with their lives hate their jobs.  I was in the latter camp.  I was having a wee bit of a quarter life crisis and figured law school was a good way to run away from reality for a while.

But I digress, while I sat there looking at my acceptance letters trying to decide where to spend the next three years of my life I couldn’t help but thinking, “When I graduate I will be 28.  I’ll have to start my career over and I’ll be so old!”

I’m turning 28 in 21-days.  If I could slap my 24-year old self around a little I might.

Dear 24-year old Kim, I AM NOT OLD!  You’re just young.

The older I get, the more likely I am to take chances.  Perhaps that’s backward, but when I was younger everything in my life was utterly calculated.  I had a plan, and I did not diverge from said plan.  I was waiting for “the chance.”

Now I see the world as a veritable buffet of chances.  Big chances, little chances, chances you don’t even know you’re taking.

I’m not sure I even want “the chance” I had hoped for most of my young life, that doesn’t really fit the woman I’ve become.  I certainly do want a whole slew of other chances though and I’ll be pretty disappointed if I only get one shot at them.  Life takes practice, I’m bound to make a few mistakes.

Wednesday

Breakfast

Oatmeal with banana and almond butter

Snack

Fruit salad

Lunch

Brown rice, lentil stew and avocado

Snack

Grapefruit

Dinner

I had rehearsal after work last night. this of course means I had to pack my lunch.
Gotta love Thanksgiving leftovers:
Whole wheat pita, turkey, tomato