Thursday, November 4, 2010

Seven Years

I saw a commercial that mentioned that the product was for people 50 & over & I thought, "I'm going to be 50 in no time!"

I'm 43.  Seven years!  I'm was worrying about my fifties, and I realize that I'm not even living my 40's.  Part of that is because of my gastroparesis and bi-polar/anxiety, but part of it is just me.  Doing nothing.  Hiding instead of living.  It's safer this way.

I've started a daily journal and both there and here I'm going to explore ways that I can live my life instead of wasting any more time.  Anyone else out there feeling the same way?

9 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

I totally get that way...especially when I "FEEL" old...

When the grandbabies were here, I kept thinking how much fun it was to DO life with them... even when their not here, I need to DO more life for me! :)

Kat said...

ok I guess that means I AM old ..... since I already passed 50 a few years ago!

I do understand what you mean though. That was part of the reason I started blogging in the first place - to keep things together and to share with others (and maybe make them feel better too) and to stay "connected" with the outside world other than work.

Hopefully I get to touch people and, if nothing else, make them laugh from time to time.

Martha Ruth said...

I can relate. I just had my "last 40's birthday" in September and then it's on to a whole new decade. I've been living with chronic illness now for just over 10 years and I'm at the point where I am not as satisfied with my life as I'd hoped I'd be by this age.

Starting my blog has helped some because it's given me something to do that I really enjoy, other than watching reality TV in my spare time, which is a lot of time... (not that I have anything against reality TV - It serves it's purpose)

I wish it wasn't the beginning of the cold weather. I'm already missing summer and it's only November! Oh well, I guess we all need to find a way to combat this feeling. If anybody solves this dilemma, please let me know! LOL

Blessings,
Martha

Amy said...

I saw go for it and enjoy live. I hear it does get better as you grow older.. I hope you are having a great week..

HOPE said...

They say life is fulfilled in giving or doing for others. One reason I blog is to give back what the LORD has given me. My little place in blogland that I "HOPE" helps someone...

and..I took up Quilting to make everyone in my family...eventually! A quilt. A never ending it seems challenge and goal...

Live one day at a time..and let the LORD fill your days with his presence and peace. I just posted on my devotional blog..the song..Day by Day.

50 is NOT old..I'm in my 50's!!!

Gus says Rooo to Oskar..

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Yes. I understand. I had a wake-up call this year that this is it and I had better do what I want NOW before it is too late. I never want to look back and be sad that I didn't at least try to do things I wanted to.

I get panic attacks and I used to get them really bad. I do not drive on the freeway and I am really trying to work through that.

Carolina said...

First of all: I love your new blog lay-out.

And on the subject of 'not living your life to the max': when dó you actually live YOUR life to the max? You are the only one who can decide that, aren't you? (And I'm two years older than you are. Shoot!)

Hugs,
Carolina

Queenie Jeannie said...

I hear ya. Struggling here too. But better to be struggling, than to have given up...right???

Joy said...

That is so weird Pam because I just gave myself a little freak-out yesterday over the same thing! Sigh. Remember, though, in ten years we're going to be saying "Forty-three? SOOO young!" ;o)