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February 6, 2009 - Jennifer Brookens
Ginsberg's Law: 1) You Can't Win. 2) You Can't Break Even. 3) You Can't Even Quit the Game.

From fighting with bank statements and credit card companies, to attempting to play Nintendo with my daughter, those seem to be the three statements governing my life right now. My creativity has currently been "garnished" by the foreign lady calling me BrOkens all the time, and thus, this blog is filled with others' creativity on which I can relate to at this time...

My Resignation (Author Unknown)

I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an eight-year-old again.

I want to go to McDonald’s and think that it’s a four-star restaurant.

I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make a sidewalk with rocks.

I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.

I want to run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer’s day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple, when all you knew were colors, multiplication tables and nursery rhymes, but that didn’t bother you because you didn’t know what you didn’t know and you didn’t care.

All you knew was to be happy, because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good.

I want to believe that anything is possible. I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.

I want to live simply again. I don’t want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive when there are more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness and loss of loved ones.

I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, mankind and making angels in the snow.

I want to play with my pets and my days of imagination to last forever.

So here are my (overdrawn) checkbooks and my (bank-owned) car keys, my (maxed out) credit card bills and my (negative balance) 401(k) statements. I am officially resigning from adulthood. Buh-Bye! See ya in the sandbox!


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