Holy crap! I just turned...50 years old! When I was a little girl I was convinced that I was going to have to wear leisure suits like my grandma at that age. I loved my grandma but I really did not want to rock one of those polyester nightmares, they were in fashion but EVEN in the 1970’s I did not love the clothing of that time... What a weird thing to be worried about, ha! I really thought that all my wardrobe fun would have to end once I hit that magic number, little did I know what else I would have to contend with.
Fast forward from my birthday last year to today, I feel way better and more hopeful. My cancer, though awful and painful has been a true learning experience. I am continually learning, figuring out what works and what doesn’t. I don’t really sweat the small stuff anymore, what a waste of time that is. I didn’t know how loved I was nor how good it felt to be loved.
If there is any “wisdom” that I can impart to you from my experience thus far is this:
Acting your age is overrated, I mean what does that really mean?! Who feels their age after 15? I have worked with a lot of people in my 20 year massage practice and nobody feels their age unless it has been one of ”those” days and the age will most likely just be “old”.
Don’t continue to try and nourish relationships that are like dried up and dead cacti or walking on egg shells, unless you are into those things. Relationships can have challenges but those ones that feel awful except for every now and then when the clouds clear and the sun shines are just not worth it in my opinion.
Love more. Tell people you love them when you feel it.
Smell the roses for real! I actually do this when I walk my dogs...Nobody has stopped me yet.
Stop judging others too rigidly and harshly. Really, just be kinder to yourself and you won’t really feel like judging others so much.
That’s all I have for today, I am tired and full of love, my heart bursts with gratitude for the people in my life and my body feeling pretty good in this moment. Thank you for seeing me and reading my words thus far. Stay healthy, keep paying attention and hang in there.
Until next time❤️