Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

First thing first: Thanks to all participants of my Little Giveaway.

A name was picked and the lucky winner is Biddie!  Congratulation!  I will be contacting you for your coordinates so that I can send you your prize.

I'll be sending her a beautiful 2011 Calendar of my neck of the woods.  (I did say it was a little giveaway...)

It was very interesting to read all your answers to my question what you love about getting older. I'm happy to see so many of you are feeling more confident, more peaceful, better in your skin.  I must say I feel the same.  There are days when I feel like a cow who should be put out, but most days I feel good and so much calmer about everything life is throwing my way.

I'm aging, I do realise that, even if when I think of myself it is not as a forty something woman.  I don't feel old (except certain days, when my body talks screams at me).  I do realise I have knowledge or experience, I have baggage there's no doubt about that.  Still, I feel good about my life so far.

I'm realising I have it good.  I have a great husband who loves me and actually shows it, a mother who also does (in her own special way), great friends, a good job.  I'm happy.  I enjoy what I do and can't complain about much (except the crappy weather and the fact we live somewhere where cold and snow are present).  I do have a past.  I've been through many things and yet I know I have a good outlook on life and what it offers.

I do believe it's all about choices we make.  It's all about how we choose to see and do things.   I don't want to live to be one hundred (and I know I probably won't the way my body feels), but whatever time I have left I want to enjoy it and live life. It almost feels weird to think I'm turning forty-four today.  I still remember when I got my first tattoo to commemorate my twenty-fifth birthday, and now I'm looking at forty-five right around the corner, as my lovely husband keeps reminding me... Wow!  Half my life is done.  Really.  Pretty freaky if you ask me.  But I wouldn't change a thing!


Technogran said...

That's the attitude to have! You'll soon catch up to me in the wink of an eye! ;)

TechnoBabe said...

Congrats to the winner. It was fun to read the responses to getting older.

Charlie said...

Happy forty-four, mon ami!

Robert the Skeptic said...

Let me tell you, the second half goes by REALLY FAST, so pay attention.