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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Life is an adventure! (even after the kids are gone)

Do you ever wake up and feel like there isn’t any reason to get up? Who cares if I stay in my pjs all day? Why not veg in front of the tv, enjoying someone else’s life? How about devouring the whole pan of brownies or the carton of Moose Tracks ice cream? Where’s the purpose that drove you for so many years? Kids. A job. A house. A busy week ahead.
All these motivated me for three decades. Then things abruptly changed.

My house is now quiet. Seldom messy. I rarely bake. No pressing responsibilities—other than the occasional whiny dog needing to go outdoors. Meals are simple. The “umph” for getting up and getting going is gone.
Maybe I’m in midlife crisis. Maybe I really am getting O-L-D. (haha)
Remember the saying…”Life is a bowl of cherries, but this is the pits!”? Life changes—and aging—can be the pits.
Kids move out. The job ends. Dreams fade. Energy diminishes. What then? Am I done?
NO!!! (Well, I don’t think so.)
So, here’s what I’ve decided. I need ADVENTURE!
New experiences. Tasting things I’ve never tried in places I’ve never been. Seeing new sights. Having FUN just because!
Do you relate? If you’re over fifty, like me, I bet you do!
We all have a story to tell. A story to live. An adventure to find. Even still. Today. Now.
I’m ready to shake off the sadness over an empty house and live an adventure.
Fifty is my new fabulous! And my story is today.
What about you? What kind of adventure are you going to live this week?

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