I literally feel as if I woke up one morning and my babies were suddenly teens and pre-teens and my once supple face and body were turning hagged and heading south! It's just like Freaky Friday - the Jamie Lee Curtis/Lindsay Lohan version - when Jamie Lee Curtis, whose body has been inhabited by her teenage daughter, looks in the mirror and wails, "I'm like the crypt keeper"!!!!!!
I hate being middle-aged. I don't even know if I really am middle-aged - I'm only in my early, early, forties. Surely fifty is more middle-aged??? I hate the fact that every year seems to go by faster and faster and two of my babies are now teenagers with part-time jobs. I hate that I have a middle-aged spread which no amount of pilates or half-hearted running seems to get rid of. I hate the wrinkles around my eyes and don't see them as signs of a "life well-lived" or as "laugh lines"; I see them as wrinkles and a constant reminder that I'm getting old. And I don't like Demi Moore with her 46 year old, size zero body and her 25 year old husband hanging off her well-toned arm!!!!!!! Seriously, how many hours of the day would she be working out and how much Botox is she using?
Okay, okay - if it's one thing I always tell my children, it's not to use the word "hate" - but this is the exception!!! I know what you're all thinking - it all comes down to attitude. I should be grateful that I even have teens who are reasonably well-behaved, responsible YOUNG ladies; and I am. At the end of the day what I REALLY hate about ageing are the physical signs. It's time to throw vanity out the door and be happy that I have lived this long and accumulated so much along the way. I have made a truely wonderful family; I'm able to continue my education without having to worry about what it's going to cost me; and the BEST thing, I think, about getting on is the wisdom I've gained and the ability to be able to share it with anyone who'll listen. Even if I do look like the crypt keeper!!!!!!!
I've done it!!!
Well, I've finally done it!! Got accepted into Uni AND created a blog!!! After searching for insightful websites to help me tackle my journey into academia at my ripe old age and coming up with nil, I decided to start one of my own. I hope this blog will encourage anyone who has ever doubted their own abilities, to put one foot in front of the other and achieve their ambitions, desires, dreams...no matter what they are. If anyone has any inspiring stories to share, I would love to hear them. I love an inspiring story!!!