Where Has the Time Gone?
by, March 25th, 2011 at 11:16 PM (1193 Views)
God, it's been longer than I want to admit since I've logged on here. My life has been filled to the brim with health issues - hubby's and mine - and job-related toxic stress. There have been issues with my children's lives as well. I have decided to retire from teaching this May, because it dawned on me the job might kill me before I stopped.
Long story short.....I am on blood pressure medicine, fibromyalgia medicine, and several other psychtropic drugs. It bothers me that my daily survival is linked to so many meds, as if I couldn't make it through life without being chemically altered. But it is what it is.
With retirement at hand, I hope to find time for joining in on discussions about books, films, etc.......the stuff that makes life worth living.
What good is living without being able to go where your passions lead you?
I look forward to searching out old friends and making new ones. Maybe I'll get inspired and write poetry again. Who knows?
It's time to reinvent myself. I will be 60 in May.
HerefordEye used to get frustrated with my inability to face aging gracefully. I think I am ready to do that, to let go of things I should have let go of years ago. There are things I will never be able to do, places I will never see. But who knows what surprises life may have for me, just hiding around the corner? I need to be flexible enough - brave enough - to embrace who I am as well as who I may become.