Monday, December 14, 2009

Another year another wrinkle....or two

I'm so sorry I haven't posted in the last few days, I had technical difficulities with my computer.  Anyway, $80 and 3-4 days later I'm baaaack!

It was my 50-something birthday last week and I have THE BEST family and friends. I spent virtually every night last week out to lunch or dinner and getting phone calls and cards. I had a few Sally Field moments--"you like me, you really really like me!"

I thought I would reflect on the past year and what I've learned as a middle-aged woman. (oooh, that hurt).

  • Faith is the only thing that gets me through the hard times. Here is a quote I'd like to share: A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey, but a woman of strength has faith that in the journey she will become strong. 

  • Love changes with age, as I get older 'romantic love' has become a mix of companionship, trust, and deep committment--and that's okay.

  • Menopause sucks.

  • I have mellowed and I like it. I think this comes from the knowledge that nothing will last forever--good or bad. I truly don't sweat the little things anymore.

  • I'm okay with myself. Oh sure, I'd like to lose 15 lbs, but if I don't, I don't really care. 

  • I've learned to take care of myself. This year I had a basel cell carcinoma (cancer) removed from my hand. A few months later I had two more 'spots' on each leg and had those removed. The two on my legs were pretty superficial but I will NEVER go out without sunscreen again. Everything you read is true--use sunscreen!!!!!!

  • Life is short, surround yourself with positive people who support you.

  • At least wrinkles don't hurt!
Oh and look at the great gift The Boyfriend got me, I love it! It's by Guess and the numbers are actually big enough to see-haha!

What is the best thing about your age? Let me know in the comments.