Topic of Conversation

Interesting thing conversations, they change as we age.

Today in Day in the Life, I want to have a conversation about, you guessed it, conversations.  As we age, they seem to change.  When we are in our twenties, we talk about the cute guy/gal across the street, fashion sense, studies.  In our thirties it is all about the corporate ladder and the children.  Then we cross to forties and fifties and we start talking about aches and pains.

Apparently my favorite expression now is “I’m too young to feel this old” and it is hitting a nerve.  Many of us feel young at this age and yet, we certainly feel we can relate to our parents when they were our age and complained or walked slower because of a back or leg spasm and other symptoms.

In the last few weeks, I’ve had conversations with three or four friends, close in age.  We have all talked about living or coping with constant pain.  It is as if we are taking for granted that we are supposed to live this way.

I refuse to believe this is the case.  Part of the reason why I am changing my diet and exercise habits is because I truly believe we should be healthy and pain-free well into our golden years.  Do you agree?

I want to know what you think?  Are we taking our health for granted?  Are we giving up to feeling old with each passing year?  I can’t wait to see what you think.  Make sure to leave your comments in the section below.

This is how I see age
This image of a sculpture evokes the feeling of “weight on your shoulders” that is age.

On Cheaters, Murderers, Religious Zealots and Opportunists

The last couple of weeks have certainly brought into perspective why I stay away from most media.  We’ve heard of:

– a young actress who’s lack of judgement is displayed in a public apology,
– a sick man who shoots people for no reason,
– a fried chicken pusher who hides behind his love of God to condemn those he does not agree with,
– and a fool who figures he will make a couple of bucks because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, of his own free will.

Maybe with age, I have come to understand some things about life.  Maybe I am just not interested in all the whinning the media seems to offer.  I can tell you a few things:
– Celebrities should learn to clean their dirty deeds in private.
– We must pray for the victims of a tragedy.  I do believe we should also pray for the guilty.  I don’t know how you feel, I believe that any time a person uses a weapon to hurt another (unless in self defense) there is something seriously wrong with that person.
– I believe that the business owner has every right to believe what they want.  And I have the right to agree or disagree with my shopping dollars.  I also believe that fast food, fried chicken is not good for your health anyway.  I personally don’t like chicken, so the effect on me is very limited.  I did find their soup tasty.  I am going to miss it.
– Last but not least, after confirming that the fool with the lawsuit was also the first witness interviewed that I saw, I can honestly say that I found that interview strange.  He was very concerned that people knew that he crawled on the floor and had the scars to prove it.  In the beginning I thought he was saying it out of guilt for leaving his friend behind.  Now, I have to wonder.

So I have decided to go back to not paying attention to the news again.  I live happier when I don’t know.  And if it is something really big, I am sure my friends will tell me about it.  You should keep informed, not inundated, with what is going on around you.

I choose to start my day with a little video that I found, and that I hope will bring you something positive to think about:

Starting A Day in the Life


Aviddiva looking at the horizon
I am looking for new sources of inspiration

Since the year started, I had a job I was not happy with, I proved that I was a great salesman, I quit my job for something “better”, I found out that “better” was actually a fraud with an F rating on the Better Business Bureau, had $5 to my name and then one day a friend saved me and asked me to apply for a full-time job.

My first thought was “Are you crazy?  I want to build my own business and make my own hours”.  I also wanted to eat.  And so, for the third time I applied to a company that I saw as the ultimate symbol of corporate America and everything I did not want to go back to.

SURPRISE!!!  Less than 20 minutes after finishing my application I got a call to interview for a position.  And about four weeks later, I was working in what, so far has been the best place I have ever worked for.  And so I started thinking, why is that everybody talks about how we all should start our own thing and forget trading dollars for hours?  Why is it so bad that some of us are perfectly happy working for somebody else and living by a set of rules that we may or may not have power to influence?  I gotta tell you, I am perfectly happy letting somebody else design my job responsibilities.  I show up, I give 110% and because I was able to PICK my hours, I work four days a week and I have three days off to devote to my passions:  writing and drawing.

I also have time to create what I want to help other women get to be as happy as I am.  If you are one of those women that believes that there is greatness in having a job, you are in the right place.  If you think that letting someone else make the rules and you work hard to get what you want, stay here.  If you believe that wealth comes from what you do with what you have and from sharing what you’ve learned, tell me more.

I am going to be your tour guide trough this wonderful time.  Some call it mid-life, I call it best life.  This is the time when we know that we are much better than what we thought we were, when we begin to understand ourselves and when we stop letting others influence us and come up with our own rules.

WELCOME.  And may you have as much fun commenting or even contributing, as I am having now, in a job I love, with a roof over my head, a cute car and the strength of the last 45 years.