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Sunday, July 06, 2008
OK, so I turn 38 in a couple of weeks. Most people would think that this is still very young and to some it is. Although age does seem to sneak up on you and take you by surprise, I'm still amazed at how quickly it sneaks it's little head in!
For Example---I have a terrible memory. I think it must be a birth defect because I am positive that I have always had this problem. I mean seriously. Listen to this. Last fall, When I was just getting interested in writing, a friend of mine suggested buying a book called "38 most common mistakes in fiction writing". So I did. Well, I just couldn't get in to the story I was writing for one reason or another and I let it go.
Just a few weeks ago, after starting this book I am writing now, I remembered that book and that I ought to have it in helping me write this story. So I got online, bought it and waited anxiously for it to arrive. Two days ago it came. Yippee! I started reading and thought "this all seems very familiar." Well, guess what. Yep, you got it. I had already bought it and couldn't even remember that I had!! This is actually an everyday occurrence for me but I digress.
So, then I go and look in the mirror. When did those wrinkles show up? I look at my arms. Are those freckles? Um, no. Those are called sun spots. They are much larger than freckles and not nearly as cute.
I put on my "Fat" skirt today to wear to church and what??? I have to actually PULL it together to zip up. Now I swear! I don't eat any different than I have for the whole rest of my life and yet, I'm carrying extra baggage on my hips, thighs and rear end. The rear end is actually fine since I've never had one before but I would really like to take that back and hips stuff and transfer it up top.
So I diet and try to exercise. Low and behold, the aging process comes in to play again. Every time I do something physical, Some other part of my body falls apart. Either my neck aches, or my upper back hurts between the shoulder blades, or the sacrum goes out and pinches a few nerves, or the fallen arches come in to play, not to mention the cuboid bone in my foot who never wants to play! So I give up on exercise for a while and just diet. But to lose weight at this point without the physical side, I have to literally starve!
Ya, I think I will just embrace my old age as it comes. Even though it is coming a little early, what you resist, persists. Right?