I told a friend yesterday that I’m having WLS and his first response was to ask what my goal was. Now, I know that he was looking for a number. 10. 20. 50. 100. 200. I’m just not prepared to see that yet, so I thought about what my personal goals were in all this.
- To see my girls get married, and meet my grandbabies – My daughters are 22, 18 and 17. None of them are married or have children, yet. I want to be around for those huge milestones in their lives. I want to help them the way my Mom helped me. My girls are far and away the best thing I’ve ever done. I haven’t always been the best mother to them, but I want to be around for the long haul so I can be now.
- To love my knees – I know it sounds funny, but I have been horribly cruel to my joints. The weight I’ve carried around all these years? I have not done right by them at all. So, I look forward to my knee replacement, once I’ve dropped weight.
- To see John Prine perform before either of us dies – That sounds HORRENDOUS, I know, but it’s true. He’s had cancer. I had precancer. I need to see and hear this man live before the opportunity is gone forever.
- To see the Avetts perform – This also includes their dad, Jim. My daughter, Mariah, sucked me into the Avett bubble a couple of years ago. It’s nothing to fall down a Youtube Avett rabbit hole for hours, watching their performances in Sweden, or Raleigh, or anywhere. My ultimate goal is to see them perform at Red Rocks. Some day..
- To go to Austin – I have a couple of friends, brother and sister, that I have known for a thousand years. I love them dearly, and they’ve lived all over the country. They just relocated to Austin, and I told them when I started on my weight loss surgery journey that I was going to get to Austin before they moved, so I could help “keep it weird”.
- To buy clothes I don’t have to order off the friggin’ internet. – I think everyone knows what that means.
- To marry again – I’ve been divorced for almost 7 years. I’m ready to find someone to share my life with forever.
- To live a happy life in my skin. – My head is finally in the right place. I just need to have the body to enjoy it.
My time is NOW.