Words of Wisdom

Youth is wasted on the young.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Ten Years Later

I am becoming very reflective of late. 

It is ten years since I started this blog. 

This is what I looked like then.

I was recently married, full of joy, excitement, and looking toward the future.

 Ten years later  
I am still full of joy and looking toward the future. It's just that a significant part of my time is caught up in dealing with pain. My own and that of others.
There is the pain of my own aging: sciatica,  tennis elbow, cataracts.
There is the pain of watching those you love gradually exiting this life.
There is the pain of seeing your beloved child struggle with a plan for their future.

Ten Years Later

I am on my own again.
I am saddened by failure. I am  relieved by financial security.
I am not looking for another partner.

Ten Years Later

I love my job.
 I love the progress I have made. I know I should be able to do it better. I think I may finish my working life here.

Ten Years Later
I love love love my house
I know how much more love it still needs.
It fills me with joy every day.

Ten Years Later
I am back on stage.

So that's good.


BrightenedBoy said...

You have handled adversity with a level of grace and optimism that the rest of us could all learn from. With the attitude you have, with the impetus to grab life, you are sure to attract positivity.

BrightenedBoy said...

Also, you look stunning in that black dress. Thought I'd mention it!

Anonymous said...

And looking as gorgeous as ever!

Arizaphale said...

Nawwwwwwww...THANKS you guys. Feeling pretty fat and old but working on that as we speak....stay tuned! xx

Suzer said...

Just thought to check in. Failure is not a word you should be using lady. xo

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MissKate said...

Such a lot has changed for us both in ten years, and yet fundamentals remain the same. We are both stronger, more settled and more self reliant than we have ever been and that's not a bad thing!