Fifteen years ago I was 17. My life has not turned out anything like I thought it would back then. Its WAY better. However, I can't help but think of the things that I am doing now that I said I would never do. It makes me laugh, but most of all it makes me think.
I said I would never be a young bride, but I got married at 21.
I said I would never be a stay-at-home mom, but I've now been home for 7 years.
I said I would never be a young mother. I had my first child at 25.
I said I would never drive a mini-van. I currently drive a 2008 Honda Odyssey in gold. (my second van)
I said I would never be a runner. I love to run and have ran in two races this year.
I said I would never be an environmentalist. I still wouldn't call myself that, but lately I've been trying to find more ways to reduce our waste and recycle more.
I said I would never be a health nut. I do my best to serve healthy meals not only for myself but for my kids. I try to show them how to make better choices everyday.
I said I would never be a tight wad. I try to be a better steward over the money that God gives us every single day. I am now looking at it as a game. Sort of like "Beat my best deal" or "How little can I get by with today" type of thing.
I'm sure there are many more things that I am currently doing that I said I would never do. Sometimes we have to "eat crow" so to speak. Thinking about this today makes me wonder what I am missing out on because I have said "I will never...". It makes me wonder what God has in store for the rest of my life as He continually proves me wrong. (and boy, am I ever glad for that!)
What labels do you currently possess that you never thought you would?