I’m 50 Years Old.
Before my 40th birthday I suddenly felt the need to ‘do something’so I hiked from Crested Butte to Aspen. Eleven miles through the mountains, reaching 12,500 feet above sea level over West Maroon Pass…..believe me I can’t believe I did that either. So it’s alright for you to be shocked.
As I hit 50 and on the hunt for something to mark this momentous occasion it occurred to me maybe it didn’t have to be dramatic, maybe it needed to be within. Maybe it was time I owned me.
Age has never bothered me, it’s another year that I got to be me! But I think it’s time to own who and what I am. If I’m asked what I do my natural response is…..
A little of this and a little of that and a whole lot of nothin’
I am very apparent of my flaws. Let’s be honest we all are – we are truly harder on ourselves than any other human could ever be.
But I don’t want to spend the rest of my life dissing me. Because let’s be real-I’m on the downhill slope and I intend to enjoy the ride.
I know I am a wife, a Mom, and a soon-to-be MIL – it’s actually my favorite job!
I always wanted to be a stay at home, work at home Mom and I’m fortunate I was able to be that!
But who else am I, what do I do, what I am capable of.
I’m 50 Years Old
- I am a blogger.
I love having a place for my words, my thoughts, family recipes. And the fact it actually puts a little jingle in my pocket is icing on the cake – and I love cake!!
- I am a children’s book author
I may end up being a one-hit-wonder, but it’s one more hit than I had before! I’ve always dreamed of writing a children’s book and the fact that Meet Pete comes from the heart makes the achievement all that much sweeter for me! The small amount of success the book has seen has reached far beyond what I expected.
- I am a freelance writer.
Like people pay me to write stuff, I don’t know who is more surprised – me or my English teachers or is it ‘my English teachers or I’?! This is my November column for DTN, Pause and read please! HAHAHAH see what I did there!
- I am a farmer.
That is a title that is hardest for me to call myself. This title holds a lot of sentiment and value to me so calling myself a farmer isn’t easy. But I finally feel like I am an asset to this farm. While I’m under no illusion that it couldn’t run without me, but I believe I am added value!
- I am an avid nap taker
- I am a constant unorganized walking disaster
- I am a donut lover
- I am a front porch sitter
- I am a horrible housekeeper
- I am a cancer survivor
Attitude is Everything, Pick a Good One
I’m me, living my life like I always have but now I’m going to own it!