It took awhile for me to feel comfortable in this skin. Spoken and unspoken insecurities rode my back for many years. There is a liberation in the feeling that I like almost 43 year old me, imperfections and all. Being human is an interesting race with obstacle courses popping up unexpectedly. I like figuring my way around the traffic jams of life. Those traffic jams push me to be more assertive, more creative, and more flexible.
I'm the emotional one in the family. Sensitive to the core. However, when things get super tense here lately, I feel my emotional strength and resilience helping me shake off difficulties. Job stress and all, I think this is a good zone of my life. Maturity is helping me push on through. At 20 or 30 something, I would absorb all the stress and let it eat away at me. Not anymore. I kind of feel like saying, "Bring it on."
I think Oprah may be right about getting older and getting better. Even with all this ever returning gray, I shake off the superficial worries and get to the heart of what makes me tick. That core of me...that core of you...that core of us all erasing differences and celebrating the breath of life in every beautiful human soul.
So many of you wonderful bloggers are champions of life. My soul grows richer when reading your posts full of honesty, warmth, reflection and humor. This is the best club to be in, hanging out with all of you.
When I sat down to type 5 minutes ago, I was going to do one of my random posts. My first thought was going to be "so I'm having a banana right now." Well, the post went in another direction. Another quick thought: this could be a good example to show the kids how bananas are brain food. I tell them that nutritious fact all the time, right before they dash for potato chips.
Looking forward to visiting you all. Lots of pool days over the past few weeks. Big surprise, still no tan here. This Irish girl is not made for tanning. If it wasn't for sunblock, I would be as red as a lobster.