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Getting old gracefully

Many of us reach mid-life feeling as young as we did in our twenties and thirties. We now have more freedom to travel (the children have left home, and there is more disposable income), but ironically, we want peace and quiet. Our tolerance levels are at their lowest ever. We need to remove everything stressful from our lives, and we often think we have lost touch with our partners as life takes us on different journeys. If we are being honest, the body is showing signs of age. However, I love myself more than I did when I was in my twenties, thirties or forties, for that matter. Yes, the arms are sagging, the tummy is rounder, and my neck is not looking happy. Albeit these minor issues, my brain is [...]

2022-11-06T13:29:33+00:00November 1st, 2022|My experiences|0 Comments

How many of us have thought about a ‘DOING’ Shirley Valentine?

I was sick to death of propping up the cushions on the sofa every time I went into the living room! After 27 years of marriage, by this stage, I was still trying to come up with a dinner menu night after night. Everyone was still expecting dinner! 🤯 I didn’t want to cook anymore! Raising children and working full time, I was exhausted! And then POOF, it was all over! The cliché of having an empty nest, on top of menopause brought up some questions in my mind ‘What should I be doing now?’ (Considering that I still had a good 25 years ahead of me!) I decided to take a year off and travel alone. It was now or never before the grandchildren arrived. Husband? well he is still behind [...]

2022-11-06T13:32:10+00:00July 18th, 2022|My experiences|0 Comments