All the Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
Layin’ in the sun,
Talkin’ ’bout the things
They woulda-coulda-shoulda done…
But those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
All ran away and hid
From one little did.
   Shel Silverstein

Have you seen the Honda “leap list” commercials?


This is such a great marketing campaign for two reasons.  First, the car is nice.  Second, it’s true that everyone says that before I get married, have a baby, turn thirty… I’m going to…. fill in the blank.  It’s playing on the dreamer in us all.

This brings up so many questions for me.  In a few weeks, I will turn twenty-five.  I am starting to feel the gradual pull of age on my life.   Mortgages, dogs, landscaping, and yes… even the possibility of children all are regular topics of conversation.  And with all of those topics comes one major side effect: fear.  

Fear of saying “oh, I would have…”  or “man, I should have…” or even “I bet I could have…”

The question is, how would I finish those sentences?  What is on my leap list? Is it even valuable to think about leap lists?  Or is it just another way to be self-involved?

And more importantly, what’s on your leap list?  I would love to hear.


Author: Claire

Hi I'm Claire. I am a freelance writer, Vizlsa lover, and avid runner who lives in Nashville, TN. Nice to meet you.

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