I've exhausted my sense and sensibilities this weekend reading an enormous number of blogs and basically whittling away hours of precious weekend time looking for an answer. There are heaps of messages out there, good advice on how to be a better and happier person. Heaps of advice on how to stop focussing on the negative and go with positive. Great advice on getting an education. Heaps of advice about heaps of things. I think I'm following roughly 200,000 blogs after this weekend's little foray. Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but close to the mark.
My spiritual sidekick sent me on this blog reading journey, to try and find some answers, I'm sure of this. Sidekick said "Do you really have any clue what you are doing? Build a bridge girlfriend and get over it."
Well, that was a bit nasty, but I kindly replied "What is it that I have to get over? It's not that I'm feeling sorry for myself. I don't think it's that! It's more that I am getting old (and very old in the eyes of some) and I just don't know what to do with the rest of my life. You do understand Sidekick that I am likely to live another forty years. Don't you think it's worth a bit of thought." "Um", said Sidekick, "I think you've got something there. Still, I stand by my advice. Once you've worked it out, build that damn bridge and get over it."
Like I said, Sidekick sent me on this journey, but has been no help at all.
Can We Just Chat About This?
"There is nothing wrong with getting old dearie." said my sweet friend when we were chatting at the local Sunday market. "Hard work never hurt anyone. What doesn't break you will make you. All that sort of nonsense. Look at me, I'm starting to get a bit old, but I'm still working away. Happy as a lark. Trust me, tomorrow will be a better day."
Never Trust Anyone Who Says - "Trust Me"
This little parrot looks terrified in a blissful kinda way. Oops, I transgress! But what to do?
The practical me is going to set six goals, just for moir. There's no other way around it.
Goal One - Get re-educated and discover a new and exciting career
Goal Two - Take acrylic/oil/watercolour painting classes
Goal Three - Not worry about what others think
Goal Four - Learn to love my wrinkles and liver spots
Goal Five - Stop worrying about all the things I can do nothing about
Goal Six - Do everything I can to ignore the negative and enjoy the positive
Be Happy - It's Not Difficult