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Do Over

Today I was presented with an interesting question:  If you could get a “do over” in life, would you take it?

This is probably a question I’m going to be thinking about for a while.  Right now my short answer is “for some of it, yes”.  Would I choose a different path in life?  Probably.  Maybe a path that hasn’t been as long as the one I’ve been on.  If I had complete control of “do over”, I would change decisions I’ve made, revisit some places, unvisit other places, acquaint myself with people I haven’t seen in a very long time that I’d love to see and “unacquaint” myself with people I did meet but wish I hadn’t and really wish not to see ever again.

Then there are the things I would never change:  the person I chose for a spouse, my daughter, my siblings, even with all their quirks and issues.  And I’d keep the cats.  I wouldn’t change the house I live in.  It may be small, but it’s cozy and it’s more than a “house”–it’s a “home”.  I also wouldn’t change the town I live in, nor the state or country.  East Brookfield may be the youngest town in the Commonwealth (and one of the smallest), but I think that’s cool and I love small towns.  I literally live in “Podunk”!  Massachusetts is the ideal New England town.  It’s right smack in the middle and we have everything:  mountains, lakes, oceans, forests, farms.  You can drive from one end of the state to the other in two to three hours.  And America.  Don’t get me started on America.  Where else can you get every day entertaining political satire than the home of Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren?  Gotta give it up to their love-hate relationship.

Since there are no real “do overs” in life, I’ll keep the one I have and live it out to the best of my ability.

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I'm a writer. I'm also a wife and a parent who works too much and lives too little. In addition to writing I also love to read, listen to music, travel, cook, I enjoy looking for bargains at flea markets or thrift stores, Christmas, football and of course writing! How did I come up with the title of my blog? Two things: 1. I live in New England (duh) and 2. Canadian singer Alan Frew once arrogantly told me to "get a New England life"--again--DUH! I already HAVE one!

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