TROML Baby… The Rest of My Life Used in Real Life, Part 1…

We all use the phrase “the rest of my life.” How do you use it?

Here are some examples and what they mean to me:

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Anonymous Andy

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“I just thought, ‘This is what I want to do for the rest of my life… This is what I was meant to do,'”

What an Educational Specialist said 15 years ago when she started to volunteer at a wildlife preserve.

  Expressing gratitude on finding your role in life.


“Farming is in my blood, so I’m going to keep on doing that for the rest of my life.”

What a passionate future farmer said while studying farming in school.

Acknowledging one’s heritage and expressing a commitment to carry the family tradition forward.


“I know I have the rest of my life to spend making you learn how to do the laundry.”

“I have the rest of my life to train you to turn the lights out in the house.”

What a wife and husband said to each other.

Realizing no marriage or relationship is perfect but love endures and can make the imperfect perfect.


“I wrote of my newfound attitude, and promised to feed “his birds” for the rest of my life.”

What a now grown-up man said to an old dying man in making amends for killing one of his birds in youth.

Making amends sets us free as well as other people too.


“So I decided that the angsty anthems of mid-2000s emo would be the soundtrack to the rest of my life.”

What an 11-year-old said beginning Middle School that was no longer true when she finished.

Realizing our dreams and commitments made for the rest of our lives sometimes change.


“Check the report below to see if you won $1000 a day for the rest of your life.”

“‘I’d seen the commercials and thought that winning $1,000 every day for the rest of my life sounded good. It was the first ticket I bought for that game.”

“What a Lucky for Life” lottery winner said after winning.

Realizing a very personal expression is also a very commercial promotion.


“It’s not like it’s going to follow me around for the rest of my life or anything.”

What the comment was that was said by a celebrity at the Oscars?

Realizing once words are out of our mouth they may or may not follow us around for the rest of our lives.


“Sure, I’d remember them for the rest of my life. But weren’t they really just sentimental?”

What a teacher said about personal narratives while reporting that journaling, or self-expressive writing, is scientifically proven to be good for you.

Getting to know yourself, anyway you can, is a good thing!


“I did not want to end up a cable monkey for the rest of my life.”

What a techical journalist said while recounting his career journey.

Fear, sometimes, is a good motivator leading us to becoming who we are supposed to become.


“I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life being that guy who played Superman.”

What an actor said while explaining why he turned the role down.

How we rationalize decisions becomes part of who we are.



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