Being Me…

and discovering that that is quite the roller coaster ride. Wanna come along?

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48 and counting

Ok, technically, I am at the moment 47 and counting, but tomorrow is my birthday.  I don’t feel bad about turning 48, just puzzled – how did I get here?  Seems like just yesterday (some days anyway) that I was 18 and heading off to college.  Sigh.  Still, better to turn 48 than NOT.

Overall I don’t really think about my age.  It is just a number and I feel fine, so what’s the point in worrying about a number?  However, I am now seeing fellow high school classmates as grandparents – THAT makes me feel old some days.  I look at the grey and my hair and wonder how that happened.  LOL, then I remember I have two young children …

I hope that 48 is a good year for me.  I’m going to do my best to make it one of my best years yet!




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2016 – A Year of Growth

Or “abundance”?  Or “self-care”?  I’ve been working on goals for myself and I came across the suggestion last year of having a theme.  I found that it did help me focus my goals a bit and help me focus ON my goals better over the course of the year.  So…what should my theme be for 2016?  I don’t know.  My mind is going blank.  Last year, I immediately knew what I wanted as a focus.  This year is less clear.  Maybe “abundance,” as I am expecting to buy a new car shortly (the old one died 12/24/15…sigh), and I know that I will be receiving money from one of my late father’s insurance policies.  Maybe “self-care” because I know areas that I need to improve on are eating better and exercise.  What to do, what to do…

Growth to me means focusing on personal growth and development.  That too is something I want to work on.  I know I don’t have to have a theme, but I think it helps overall.

This is really rather silly over all.  I am going to take a look at my goals and what I would like to accomplish over the next year, three years, and five years and see if anything jumps out at me.

I’m really looking forward to 2016.  Here’s to a healthy, happy new year for all of us!

(The azaleas below are in honor of my father who loved them, and who passed away August 1, 2015.  I love you, Daddy…)

azalea encore

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Finding meaning in life

I’ve realized that I am seeking some meaning in all of the things that I have gone through over the past eight years.  Really, me and all of my family, to be more accurate.  If I can find some purpose, some meaning, some way of using my experiences to help others, I believe that it will all be bearable.

So…now to think of what I have learned through my experiences, to share what I’ve experienced and what I have come out of the storm knowing.  Maybe it will help others.  Maybe it will help me just to share.  Maybe it will do both.