What have I done with my life

Like many women of my generation, I spent a large chunk of
my adult life raising children and taking ‘jobs’ rather than pursuing a career.

For some of us, a robust financial situation allowed us to
be at home full time without pressure to go out into the workforce. While a
pleasant situation to sit in, it could also become our trap.

Others, myself included, worked part-time roles around children
and husband often working many hours as we went from our full-time role to our
part-time position.

The importance of Empathy

As I have hit mid-life, I am more discerning about who I allow
in and who I don’t.
I think it is one of the most important lessons as we age. That friendships are
not about quantity. They are about quality.

It is not about the number of friends we have but the things
we seek to feel safe with those we choose.

There are virtues I want to give to those I love and there
are virtues I need back.

Poking at our self-esteem

am wary of the number of articles out there that have titles such as ‘Seven things successful people do in the mornings’ or ‘The three most important things to do if you want success’.
While sometimes I think they add value and I have gleaned information from them myself, I do wonder if they add to the sense that we are not quite doing what it takes, have what it takes, or, are equipped with the right stuff, to be ‘successful’.
Meanwhile trying to identify and fix that part of ourselves that forever chases the dream and forever seems to fall short.

The Green eyed monster

It has happened to me a couple of times, so I know the warning signs well.

The first occasion took me by surprise.
Actually, both occasions took me by surprise.
A situation that arose which ended in someone packing a sad, spitting venom my way while hissing ‘is there nothing you can’t f—-n do’.
I was stunned because I have never thought of myself as being so talented that I would conjure up such jealousy in someone. And this blow-up happened over a cake!
Yes, you read correctly – a cake.

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