This blog started on a whim after buying an out-of-character pair of sassy green boots (my incredible second-hand find)! And it dawned on me: it’s the perfect time to have my mid-life crisis! I am a Mom to 2 boys. I was 16 when Big Guy was born, and Little Guy was born 16 years after that…Yes, I got to tackle diapers and driving lessons at the same time. I now have half an “empty nest”. I “retired” for a few years to be a full-time homemaker and now I’m working as the gatekeeper in a cubicle of purgatory (aka church office administrator). I am also a worship leader, coordinator for a women’s program, and I teach stamping and card-making. While I still look okay…for my age…I’m not ready to “wear purple with a red hat” (I look stupid in hats). So I’ve decided… I am going to try new things !
When I turned 40, I got a tattoo and ran in Mud Hero – it was mud-licious!) and I’m trying to get in shape (well, a shape other than round)…For 41, I shot my way through the Capture Your 365 challenge with my new camera, and at 42, I started learning Italian. 43 & 44 are kind of a blur…I know there were some cooking disasters and I became a gamer… And 45 started with a trip to the gun range…ax throwing is next!
Every day I’m learning to appreciate “the Opera of the Every Day”! I’ve wasted far too much of the first half of my life crying, so I am determined to laugh more (even if it means by myself or laughing at myself – I will never cease to be amused). I just turned 40-something and I am choosing to embrace it!!! Who’s with me?