Sunday, May 22, 2016

Another Year

Tomorrow is my birthday--I'm not saying which one, but it's a pretty big number.  This has been a stressful year, with a flooded house, a flooded car, three moves and a new place to settle into.  Once I get my bookcases, I'll feel like this is really home.

I'm enjoying my senior citizenship.  My mother always said that aging was awful, but I have not found it to be so.  I have discovered that age brings freedoms--freedom to know myself and be myself, to make decisions, to go where i choose, when I choose.  It's a heady feeling.

I see this as a time for reflecting and remembering.  I picture my life as a tapestry, with threads interwoven in sometimes surprising ways, with some threads way to short but others long-lasting.  I am thankful for my family, for my friends, some of whom I've known since early childhood, some I'm just getting to know in my new surroundings.  I'm glad I chose a profession that give me so much fulfillment and joy.  I'm delighted that I achieved the goal I set for myself at age four--to b e a published author.  I'm happy that I've been able to cross off many of the things on my bucket list...but of course, I've started a new one.

So I'm ready to embark on a new year, with new adventures and, I hope, no more floods.


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday!! Such an inspiring post! I reached a "milestone" year myself and it's been one of a lot of reflection, which has been great and motivating. Thanks for sharing and enjoy!

Margaret Anderson said... [Reply to comment]

You have accomplished a lot and provided a positive role model for young women, and you are still doing so. I agree completely with your philosophy. Netting it all out, I find my life keeps getting better and better. Happy birthday and many happy returns.


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