I lost my mother in October and am trying to accomplish the short to do list she left for me. The one thing she wanted for me to do immediately was get a driver's license. As a 35 year old NYC resident, I never really needed one. When I moved to small town VA to help take care of my mom, I still didn't get one until 6 days after her death. I felt really proud that I did it, but sad that I waited until it was too late for her to appreciate it.
The other thing she wanted was for me to have more children. She thought my 5 year old son would suffer from being an only child. Well I'm pregnant with my second who is due in December 2005. Again, I feel proud and sad at the same time.
The thing that I am working on now is being more social. Having fun. My first great attempt at that is to post this post. I hope my mom can appreciate my first (no matter how lame) attempt at being sociable.