Spackle that face, y'all!
Weight gain may not always happen, but weight redistribution was a surprise. Apparently linked to menopause. Which I am now in. Early. Yay.
I cannot hover over them at a playground and keep them from taking jungle gym risks to discover the world
(and gravity) for themselves.
about. I also need to shut my mouth when it comes to the kids and their simple excitement. I cannot hover over them at a playground and keep them from taking jungle gym risks to discover the world and gravity for themselves. I am often tired and cannot fathom running hither and yon like my kid lets do. What happened? For me having kids changed some things. Taking care of people is a gift and a challenge and it makes me tired. And I wouldn't change a thing.
"Becoming a bag lady. Getting Alzheimer's. Ending up alone. All of these concerns speak to a fear not of aging but of living. What is a fear of living? It's being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself—for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don't know what you're here to do, then just do some good. I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter. As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good." (Maya Angelou)
This quote really resonates with me as I grow older and settle into myself. Regardless of the changes in getting older, I know my mindset and daily choices will determine the quality of my days. If you want more inspiration, read more thoughts from this Oprah article on women getting older. I found lots of great thoughts including the Maya Angelou paragraph above. I would love to hear what you have noticed about becoming older, and how you are ensuring age isn't all you see when you look at your life to come. Please share with us in the comments.
Lets live, folks! Live Your Love out Loud!