First off, let me say that I think I was a very deprived child. lol. Not of love or food or anything like that, just of a lot of opportunities, activities, movies, etc. Now that I’m 20 I’m responsible for any further deprivation, but it’s hard to catch up. Especially just the fact that I’m 20 and feel dumb doing some things for the first time. For example, I never took any type of lessons as a kid– dance, music, gymnastics, etc. [ok, I did take swimming lessons]. So this past fall I started piano lessons & now I am kind of teaching myself. Another example- I never went to a drive in movie until high school. And we have a drive in theater 15 minutes from here so no excuses. My brother never went out of state until last year. I’m not at all saying my parents aren’t good parents, I just would choose to do things differently as a parent. I want my kids to explore & discover their interests & the world- if that makes sense. Although I will teach them that we are not of the world, but just live in it. Our true home is in Heaven, not on Earth. However, we are to enjoy life while we are here, while serving God.
I thought of this idea from one from my random lists that said “I have never been ice skating.” Some of these things I don’t necessarily think make me deprived, but it’s just a list of things I have never done.
Never Have I Ever…
1) Traveled to the west coast
2) Dyed my hair
3) Attended a “real” concert (Jon McLaughlin in Reardon doesn’t count)
4) Read the whole Bible (I’m still working on it)
5) Played chess (I don’t even know how)
6) Been in the mountains
7) Watched “The Titanic”
8) Water or snow skied
9) Rode on a motorcycle
10) Passed out (I’ve been VERY close but I stop myself)