Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Changes in life

Well I am sure you would think that the title of this entry is going to be about menopause or something to that affect LOL... No, this is about the changes in your life, jobs, kids, relationships, you know, those things. The things that you don't always have control of occurring.

This year is the BIG 50... It wasn't all that many years ago that the thought of turning 50 mortified me. I remember my parents at 50 and I DID NOT want to be OLD. Now that I have hit that mark? I am not old but neither am I my parents either...

When my parents were my age, they were considerably more "settled". Go to work, come home, cook dinner, hang with the kids, go to bed by 10... My life is considerably more hectic than that... between studying for my real estate courses, starting a new sales job (because the other one left me BROKE), grandkids, kids, birthdays, holidays, and the usual work a day stuff. The only thing that parallels my parents life is being in bed by 10... For those of us that are terminal insomniacs, a structured bed time is a necessity.

I would like to think that all this activity is what keeps me "young".. Maybe, or maybe it is just mind set. I am not ready for the rocking chair.. Hell, I am just hitting my stride.

A couple of words of advice? Put your spouse or partner before anything. Don't let life get in the way. Do not get so busy making a life, that you forget to live. You risk some very unpleasant changes if you do.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Sometimes I wonder...

Have you ever gone through a day thinking "sometimes I wonder"?

Sometimes you deal with a lot of people that make you wonder how they even tie their own shoes.. I have looked at some people wondering how they managed to smile knowing how horrid their day or life is going at that exact moment.

These days it is mostly reading another blog out there. Sometimes I wonder how he manages to put his words on paper knowing what the end is going to be. Telling the world how he feels and yet he still manages to find happiness and comfort in the most trying of circumstances.

If you wonder about whom I am speaking, please take a minute and read through this blog.

Go all the way to the beginning and read EVERY word and then come back and tell me how bad your day is. How tough your life is. How rough you have it. If you can, if you think you can somehow compare your suffering to that blog, then God love you for your strength. I cannot begin to image myself putting pen to paper (or fingers to keys if you must) when my father was breathing his last. There is no way on Gods green earth that I could have intelligently, articulately, and concisely tell you what I thought, felt, or even wanted at that time.

Happiness is a choice. Acceptance of most things in this life are a choice. You are only in control of YOU.

Life is what you make it. Make it a good one. If not for you, then for someone else.

Life is too short to be unhappy. Thank you for that daddy. 15 years it has taken to accept and understand. I get it now.