Monday, January 12, 2015
It's my birthday today. I am 54 years old.
Now how did that happen??
Of course, as my wise grandma once said in a discussion about aging, "Consider the alternative!" ;)
Realistically, more than half my life is over. I am a bereaved mother. I never got to have the family I wanted, and my childbearing years are (pretty much) over (STILL waiting to get through menopause...!). I lost my job this past year. Not exactly great for the ego (not to mention the pocketbook). :p
On the other hand, I have a wonderful family, including a husband I adore, I look younger than my age (notwithstanding the drugstore clerk who asked me recently if I was a senior)(!!!)(it was Seniors Day = extra discount -- maybe I should have said "yes"??), and I now have time to explore what else I want to do with the time on this earth that is left to me.
All in all, that makes me a pretty lucky girl/woman/old lady/whatever, I think. ;)
You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here.