Category Archive: Mid- life Reinvention

Nov 02 2012

Life is full of Surprises!

  Am I confused, annoyed or just skeptical? I can’t tell. Lately, when I wake up in the morning, my right brow is sagging.   I look like this.   I stare in the mirror. I survey the rest of my face. I wonder if I have had a stroke in the night.  There has got to …

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Oct 11 2012

My first real mid-life date.

  I went on my first mid life date last night.  I didn’t know I was on one until we got to our destination. My husband is really stepping out of his comfort zone and is surprising me a little every day. Back story:  My husband and I stopped dating about 20 years ago, shortly after my …

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Sep 21 2012

The more things change; some things remain the same.

The mid-life renovation continues; the great renovation of me and my house, all at the same time.  It feels like three steps forward and two steps back;  three steps forward, one step back; two steps  forward, one step back; spin around, slide to the side, change direction and start all over again.  I’m doing a …

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Sep 12 2012

The Imprints in my mind.

The two-year anniversary of “that week” in October is coming up.  I don’t have it marked on my calendar.  Believe me, I’d rather forget that any of it happened.  I don’t search out the memory; after all, there’s no point in dwelling.  Yet the slow changing of the foliage, the hints of red and gold, …

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Sep 07 2012

Mid life renovation- gutted!

Did you ever notice how a person’s home reflects their inner world? It might be filled with stuff, things you just can’t get rid of.  Things you hang onto, maybe from even your childhood.  Some of the things hold the fondest of memories. Some of the things, you have no reasonable explanation for keeping, other …

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Aug 23 2012

The Plan and Walking on Sunshine!

Forget the Plan! I’m going to Walk on Sunshine instead! I thought about the plan yesterday; the plan for mid-life reinvention.  It just requires too much…how shall I say it? Planning? I’m choosing instead, to use uncompromising optimism.  I’m going to crank my shine-o-meter up and get into the natural flow of life. It’s the …

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Aug 20 2012

The Plan, Mid Life Reinvention.

Ok!  This is it! This is my official starting day of pulling it together, starting anew, reinventing myself, becoming a newer and better version of me. My mothering, in the hands on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week sense is done.  My children are off and running.  I’ve only got one left at …

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Aug 12 2012

Finally!! The Benefits of Life After 40 and How I Don’t Care.

A few years ago, I watched some children playing on the swings at the park. One little girl bent her upper body way back as she glided, her hair dragged across the ground with each pass. One little boy bent forward over the swing, on his belly, with arms and legs dangling on each side. …

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Aug 07 2012

Cost and Benefits of Life After 40. Part 1

The strangest things happen after you turn 40. Some things you notice almost immediately.  It’s as if the clock struck midnight on your birthday and a large magician in the sky waved a magic wand over you and “poof”, stuff just gets weird.   I suspected my eyesight was starting to change in the last …

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Jul 10 2012

ADD and LMNOP- I think I’ve got it all today.

My plan this morning was to clean  the house and do some gardening. Sounds like a pretty clear plan, right? I got up this morning and wrote my list of what I wanted to do today. I hopped in the car and went to the garden centre to get my chocolate brown mulch. Love that stuff! …

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Jul 04 2012

Nifty Shades of Grey.

My husband has an aunt. She wears hats. Bright ones, glittery ones and more recently a bright white one with a sparkling tiara attached. It is complete with feathery trim and flickering lights. She’s the sister of his father who also wears a hat. She used to be a red head. Now she is a …

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Jun 19 2012

You could be a pilot or a doctor or a mechanic or a lawyer…..Everything is possible!

I never say I can’t, I just naturally assume that I can. If it doesn’t seem likely, I am always aware that it is still entirely possible. I never say I can’t unless I’ve tried something and found that I couldn’t. Even then, I am left with the notion that although I couldn’t today, with …

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