In Memory Of Me (it’s not what you think)

Edited to add: Please do not be alarmed by this post! With the increase in online tragedies, I do not want this post to be taken the wrong way!

There are times when I lay thinking about life and…death. Usually past my bedtime.

My heart drops down to the pit of my stomach; I gasp for air.

My head spins although my eyes are closed. I open them, and I snap out of it.

I’m constantly thinking what can I do to ensure that my obituary is interesting?

Is that selfish of me?

I want to live a fulfilling life; explore, dream, pursue all of my passions. I want to be there for people – something that does not come easy because I am afraid of being a let down. Though, I want to help people genuinely when my heart tells me so, when I’m ready – not because I’m looking for some halo, not because it’s “the right thing to do”.

I want to be the grandmother, greatgrandmother even… that all the kids gravitate to. Grandma who creates memories through her lovin’ from the oven; photographs too.

I want to create traditions. I want to be spontaneous. Ride my life to the moon and back.

Life as I see it can be a hit or a miss.

My life’s gonna be a hit. That, I’m confident of.


I’m participating in Popinjay, a weekly concept photo challenge. This week’s challenge was confident. Next week’s challenge is abnormal. Join us why don’tchu?

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

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3 Comments

  • Reply August 27, 2010

    Stephanie Elie

    Sheena I'm sure your life will be a "hit". And you already know that I agree that you should follow your passions and pursue your dreams.

  • Reply August 27, 2010

    Shelly

    Sheena, I feel the same way about life. I have already started special traditions that my husband and children look forward to. You would be amazed how the littlest things make the biggest impact. I am exactly who I want to be. Thank God. You are a remarkable woman and I know you will be that great grandmother you strive to be. You will be even more….

  • Reply August 27, 2010

    1stopmom

    I love that you say your life "is" going to be a hit! That is a wonderful way to see your life so you can enjoy it to the fullest. I think about how I want to be the grandma everyone can depend on and create memories too. Not too soon though, Jazz is only 16, lol!

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