I just finished the previous post but wanted to close it and just write down a few thoughts in a new post.
Life has been a blur recently and I don’t even know myself where I’ve been. I certainly haven’t been writing, nor working out much. I am in constant wonder at how fast life goes buy, especially when work is so busy, that I catch myself and try to take in the special moments when I’m with my kids. They are growing up so fast and I am aging. Life is going much more quickly than before and not stopping.
- I need to write a post to the past, maybe to my childhood self or Grandfather letting them know how strange the world has become. I now do not answer the door nor phone unless I know who it is. This is because of scammers.
- I have four attractive friends where relationships just haven’t worked out. If you’re 41 and not married then you get a tattoo and/or a dog. That’s just what you do.
- Many women at 41 will post picture after picture of themselves looking especially attractive. This is because age has crept up on them and having those ‘likes’ will provide a very short high. It is hard for both men and women to see their youthful looks fade away especially if they are not married with kids. Kids give you something else to focus on and take pictures of. Beauty which was a main part of their identity is going away and so there must be something else to lean on to provide self assurance and confidence. Time stops for no one. I had one acquaintance post a picture of their high school self next to a picture with their daughter when she was still very young. The caption was “You were just two years old!” But what the caption should have said was “I was very attractive in high school.”
- I wrote before about an old classmate who wrote “Be Kind, Be Inclusive” when she was anything but kind and inclusive in elementary school. My how things change when you have a child who unfortunately might be picked on and not included.
I’d like to write more but I need to get going to go meet my cousin. And as I write this our outside motion light turns on. Is this our resident ghost or just a raccoon walking by? If it is a ghost it is very good at keeping one guessing.