1. Being sick meant you felt quasi-bad for a day, but by the end of the day, you were second guessing whether or not you actually had felt well enough to go to the gym?
2. A million dollars sounded like a LOT more money than it does now when you really break it down in your head (taxes, mortgage payoff, etc.)
3. The one child that you had seemed like the hardest job ever.
4. You weren’t going to be one of these people who never travels overseas. After all, there’s plenty of time for that…
5. Vacations actually felt like vacations? Mostly because someone else was paying for it and you could just relax rather than busily trying to ensure the kids make a memory.
6. Sex was REALLY exciting.
7. Your current job was simply a means to an end, and not a definer of you as a person to everyone else
8. You could stay awake at night (in bed) through an entire prayer.
9. Aerosmith was a fairly young band (you can also insert “U2” here)
10. Cold weather didn’t bother you and the beach was NEVER too hot.
11. You had friends that you could spend time with.
12. The cost of gas for your car was the most important expense you had.
13. You could eat an entire box of Krispy Kreme donuts and not notice the result the next day (uh huh, you know who you are)
14. Choosing between getting some sleep, or staying up and watching THE most important sporting event of the year on TV was a no-brainer.
15. You didn’t get mad when the fireworks went off on New Year’s Eve and July4th (thereby waking you and the kids up)
16. You thought reading a story to your kid(s) at night was going to be a wonderful and precious thing, rather than just another chore you have to do before you can get some quiet time.
17. You had time to actually cook…using knives and other fun utensils.
18. ANY alcohol at all–even cheap-o Mad Dog 20/20– tasted good to you.
19. Your parents looked young(ish)
20. You felt young(ish)