(from Cherry Woodburn) Like A Dried Up Rubber Band My Skin's Not Holding Things Together Like It Use To.
I still don’t like it when in the cold, stark realities of morning light I put on eyeliner and use my index finger to pull my skin away from the side of my eye for ease of application, and I release my finger only to have the skin decide to stay out there for a bit of a rest. Then slowly, almost begrudgingly, my beloved piece of skin, that’s been with me for 50+ years, decides to make its way back to the place where it started. Like a dried up white rubber band it’s just not holding things together the way it use to. (Trust me when I say that what goes on during Downward Facing Dog isn’t even repeatable.)
On the bright side of getting older, according to Jane Pauley who turns 60 this year, the baby boomers are now called the Opportunity Generation because we expect more opportunities ahead, in part because statistics suggest that we could easily have 20 to 30 years of active life left. To capitalize on this Pauley is partnering with AARP to bring a monthly segment to NBC Today entitled “Your Life Calling”, geared for people 50+ years old. She’s interviewing people who are living the answer to the question If I could do anything what would it be? In telling their stories these people will also share the process they followed to be able to do what they wanted. In the same varicose vein is Queen Of Your Own Life , an idea born from the concept that the second half of your life can be the best half of your life~the choice is yours. It has more than 6,500 followers on Facebook. I’m so not alone. Like I said, getting older is getting better all the time.
Narrative, or telling your story, is the beginning of change.
Take a few moments in your busy life to open the windows of your world and let the winds of change blow through.
1. If you could do anything, what would you do with the second half of your life?
2. For those of you still in the first half of your life: If you could do anything what would you do with the first half of your life?
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