Monday, March 26, 2012

In My Mailbox...

Today I took a half day off to take care of some business...

When I got to work I went to my mailbox in the lounge...for those of you that don't know...I am a a HS... I have to tip toe to reach..anyway...the first thing I pull out was an advertisement for Valleyfair...the amusement park.. for group sales...The next thing I pulled out was a pamphlet entitled..
Aging & Mental Health...

When I first looked at it I was a bit taken aback... I was like...How do they know I need then...who sent this?  

What it actually was an advertisement for a workshop for people that work with elderly people...probably like in an assisted living or nursing home environment...  Anyway...I thought it was quite humorous it was sent to me... kind of fitting...

My favorite "getting old" mail is from AARP... How about yours?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Faith on Friday

As I alluded to in my previous post..spirituality comes forth when we hit this magical time in our lives. 

Why do you think this is true?  or not?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Challenges of Midlife

I would like to disclose that I am not an expert on this topic..ha...I am just experiencing it...but would like to share my thoughts and hope to open this dialog and become more aware..

I have been doing some reading about midlife and its challenges.  Did you know that there are 81 Million people that are part of the baby boom era...born from 1945-1965?  Crazy huh? 

Did you know that we are living longer...we are more fit...

Did you know that midlife is more than men having affairs and women becoming "empty nesters".  It may be that we are not as fulfilled by our careers, have more incidences of depression, and perhaps feel empty. 

Interestingly, and these are things I have experienced...questions of spirtiuality come to the surface...and we start to think more about death...lots of scary things. 

So my question to you... What have you experienced on this journey, thus far? 


                                                                                        (Image from Google Images, Quote by Dolly Parton)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Seize the Weekend

This weekend was beyond awesome... I know we have all heard about the great weather in the midwest...unheard of temps..I am talking in the mid to up 70' my house temp is 74 with the windows my cheeks are sporting a little color weather.

So seize the weekend we did...

I want this to be part of my new blog because I think it is so easy to sail through the weekend missing opportunities to explore and build on experiences.

Today Laura (daughter #2) , Lydia (daughter #3) and I went to Minnehaha Falls Park.  We also took DJ Piddles (resident pup).  There were many people out and about, trying to find a parking spot was like it is in the summer...stalker people walking through the parking lot...creeping up on them...then backing up while they are trying to exit...

Anyway...the falls were flowing...and kids were wading in the water.  I didn't go down near the falls.  My knee is giving me problems and I didn't want to strain it too I stood on top and people watched... a favorite past time!

All in all a great weekend.  What did you do?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Crisis

About 2 years ago I turned 50 and about a year ago I was going through what I have now come to  realize as the “the crisis”  My crisis did not lead to a new car…oh did…but not really.. We did get this but it was not total impulse it was a necessity… I digress… took me about a year to figure out what was going on and then some time to come to grips with it.
I soon come to realize that if I was having these struggles that others must also.  I also knew that my previous blog..Walk A Mile was losing ground…I lost my inspiration for it.  I ran out of things to chat about…
My goal for this blog is build a community for those going through similar issues.  I don’t think these issues are singular…I know they are multi-dimensional. I know there are many woman out there trying to figure out what comes next.
I hope you will consider coming along for the ride.  I think we all have something to gain from each other.  Please come back…I will be adding more as I learn about WordPress…how it all works… I am also looking for someone to help me pretty things up… Until then…Keep the faith…