Watch the following. Wow, you thought it was going to be a very ugly post, didn’t you? No, no, no. I can do this on my time, but not on VN’s nickel. Ahem.
How much have you changed? Think about that for a moment. 1….2….3…. and so on. How different do you feel today from, let’s say, five years ago? 10? 25?
We change. Yeah, that’s the good news and the bad. Women change. And sometimes we don’t want it to happen. Who deals with change well? The human condition says you don’t do it. Well. Yet, it is the one constant in life. That changes will happen.
So you’ve changed. Do you feel less maternal? Less willing to give until you drop? I do. This will be my last Thanksgiving cooked at my house. Everyone is welcome to come again next year and the year after and the years after that. I hope to be living somewhere else next year. That is part of my change. I have been in the same house for 26 – YEAH – 26 years. I want new living arrangements. I want a downtown condo without two huge german shepherds. I don’t exactly know what to do about that, but it suddenly occurs to me that this is not where I want to be now. I don’t want to be and do and act like others think I should. I want to live in my skin without the care taking of previous years. I’m not in charge of anyone else nor do I want to be.
So here’s the deal. (One of my most hated statements.) I want to choose for a change. I want to be me in such a real way that others may hate it. Sons may wonder where their mother went. Perhaps when I’m 70, I will want some of this back. I rather doubt it. I want to pursue my path and my direction without the endless demands of a mother and, quite frankly, a wife. I finally just want to be me.
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Where are you in your life changes? Do you have less need to be the care-taking woman who you’ve been? Man, have I been that. If you still want it, tell me. I would love to hear from all of you whether your body is changing your life or you are choosing the path you chose. I need to know.