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Ten years is all you need.

I have a friend who is just a few years older than me and she and I were talking about our dreams and what we’d like to do with this second half (or 1/3) of our life now that our kids are older.  She expressed a little bit of angst at the thought that she might be too old, and there won’t be enough time to accomplish everything she hopes to do with her dream of restyling clothing.  And it’s not that she thought she was going to die any time soon, she was more concerned about ‘how will I feel, when I’m older?’  Will I have less spunk than I would have had I unearthed my dream in my thirties? And for a moment,her anxiety became infectious.  After all, there are no guarantees how anyone is going to feel as they age upwards into their sixties and seventies.  But, I quickly got to thinking that ten years is all you need. I know, in my personal life anything I’ve done for a long time usually phased out after ten years.  That’s about the extent of where my interest lies, unless of course, it’s profitable and the motivation moves me to continue on and be more successful.  Ten years.  That’s doable and within reason.  She took great comfort in my wisdom and found it to be just what she needed to keep her feeling hopeful and positive about working toward making that dream come true.  It’s something she’s wanted to do forever and there really is time for it to happen.  We are all going to be here anyway (hopefully), aging gracefully, we might as well be busy, beautiful, mature people with a mission and a dream to accomplish.  What are you hoping for?  What is your dream?  It’s not too late to make it happen.  And that dream we are busy accomplishing may be just what we need to keep us young.

Raise your Glass to aging with sass and working toward that dream.  Don’t  let it go this time!

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Sunday thoughts…dreams, my zodiac and a bike

 Often, I have dreams of becoming romantic with a celebrity.  The celebrity is always Chris Noth or  John Travolta, and on occasion, I’ve dreamed of Elton John and Bill Clinton.  The dream I had the other night was the typical John Travolta dream-I am on his private jet and he’s flying me all over the place, and the entire time, he is acting like he absolutely adores me.  No Kelly Preston in my dreams.  I wish I knew what the reason is for dreaming these lovely visions…anyone know?

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He’s mine, only in my dreams!

I’ve been spending the last few days really working on my business.  I’ve been neglecting it for so long.  Someone told me if I treated my doll business like a real job and put some honest hours into it on a daily basis, it would probably be much more successful than it is.  I am willing to give it a try.  I already feel good about what I’ve done so far.  Its a feeling of accomplishment, like I really spent my time wisely. 

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I’ve been lusting after an Electra Townie comfort bike for over a year now, and I’ve finally been able to purchase one!  My friend is buying my vintage Featherweight sewing machine from me and with the money, I’m getting my long awaited bike.  The time was was right when I went bike shopping a few days ago-the store is moving and they want to get rid of as much inventory as possible, so they are running a 10% off sale.  Not only that, I got an additional 10% off by trading in an old, beat up bike.  The groovy cool thing about this bike is it’s ‘flat foot technology,’ among other outstanding qualities. So, {drumroll!} here’s my orange Townie…my new baby!

 

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One thing I’ve noticed about myself is that I’m always changing things, from my profile photos, to my email addresses, to the placement of furniture/art in my house.  I wonder if that characteristic is something directly related to my zodiac sign.   I’m an Aries, which makes for an impatient, I want it yesterday now kind of person.  We are always running around and sometimes running over people, trying to do things quickly, and usually without thinking things through.  This impulsiveness sometimes gets me in hot water.  I know if you visit my Facebook page, you’ll see a different photo of me or of something that represents me like a trillion times a week.  I can’t help it- I like it that way.

Aries