Buy a house
Have baby #1
Have baby #2
Have baby #3
Have baby #4
Graduate high school
Meet significant other
Meet who you hoped was your significant other but wasn’t
Move out of parent’s house for good
Become gainfully employed
Buy a car
Get drunk for the first time
Get a cell phone
1 - Get drunk for the first time. That would be at La Zona Rosa in Mexico City when I visited my "brother" for a summer. I was sixteen and I had a magical summer with him.
2 - Become gainfully employed. I'm not sure if I've ever been "gainfully" employed, but I have worked, at least part time, since I was in high school. So probably just about the same time zone as getting drunk above. Maybe there's a link there?
3 - Graduate high school. This was back in the Dark Ages when books were chained in a scriptorium and only the clergy knew how to read and write...so a long time ago :-)
4 - Start college. Ah, freedom. And this comes together with:
5 - Move out of parent's house for good. Once I hit college, my trips home were restricted to long weekends. I made sure that I also attended classes or field schools in the summer so that I didn't have to go back home for any length of time. It kept the arguments between my mother and I (although I loved her very much, we clashed a lot) to a minimum.
6 - Met who you hoped was your significant other but wasn't. I went through this one a few times. I met some wonderful guys out there, and a few who weren't so great. My last serious guy is still a friend and my life was enriched and continues to be enriched by his friendship.
7 - Graduate college. Graduated from college and went on to a different college to get an advanced degree.
8 - Meet significant other. While at school for my MA, I met my DH. We've been together for almost thirty-five years now, so I guess things are going well. At least we have not killed each other yet - LOL.
9 - Get married. So we took the big move 31 years ago and got married and moved to the snow belt to a state that I never imagined living in. It's not so bad :-)))
10 - Buy a house. We moved into his grandmother's house and bought it a few months later. We still own it, although we moved to a larger house several years later. It's a cute house, just really small.
11 - Have babies - NOT. No children by choice.
12 - Buy a cell phone. We had mobile phones when they were very large and clunky. When I got my first pocket phone I was amazed and loved it. My DH, on the other hand, has had his cell phone for less than two years because I got one for him when I renewed my own plan at that time.
13 - Buy a car. I never had the money to buy a car on my own, although my DH bought two for us over the years. But after my mother died and left me some money, AND I needed a new car, AND the PT Cruiser had just been introduced, AND I fell in love with the looks of the car. I bought one. I still drive it daily, and I still adore this car.
So that's my meme list. Have a great weekend and enjoy yourself. Spring is coming, Ostara occurs on Sunday (that would be the Vernal Equinox) so celebrate and look forward to the warm months ahead.