The first day of school…that happy time for parents who had the kids home all summer; for children wanting to get back and meet up with their friends; for days of learning and doing well. And so, this year it was on a Wednesday and it was a beautiful day, hot but no rain. So everyone was excited to go. Except me. I didnt go…instead I went to breakfast with friends…
I love magazines and have recently subscribed to several….on food, beauty and weight loss. One of the magazines I was reading today brought out such great things that I just had to share. The editor in chief wrote her letter about fearing change. I know the older I get the harder it is to change. I get comfortable in my everyday living and am content. Not sure that is a bad thing. But she also brought out that this is an adult thing. Kids on the other hand live in the moment, they improvise when things dont go their way…they dont have anxiety over whether they made the right choice or not.
And it is true. The thought of moving has crossed my mind a million times and I still cannot decide. Can I use a house where everything is on one level (cant do stairs anymore)….or how about going to a warmer climate (cant do snow anymore) – yet, the idea of packing or leaving the children – although all grown with families of their own – is mind boggling and therefore I still havent decided.
The younger we are, we can jump into the unknown. Like my son who is moving to another country – so far away. Today’s youth step out of their comfort zone and try something new. It is an adventure to them….and if it doesn’t work, they can always come back to the US. But then I remember when I was young also – I did step out of my comfort zone when I up and quit my job to go cross-country with two friends….a bag of clothes, some camping equipment and a car….was it really 48 years ago.
Then I thought what does age have to do with it. Why do we over-think everything. And as old as I am I did jump into the unknown when I became an Avon Rep….retired from my job to do it full time and have never looked back. I am all over the place, meeting people, dropping off books and taking orders. I deliver to where my customers are comfortable (one wants me to deliver where she bowls, and in doing so, I have met even more customers)
So, yes, lets all take that leap out of our comfort zone…because you never know the possibilities that are out there and where they may lead unless you take that leap out of your comfort zone….mine is leading toward being in the President’s Club of Avon….one of my goals this year!
“Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and awful it’s ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.”
– L.R. Knost
As we go through life we find friends everywhere. First it was family friends, friends on the block, friends at school, friends at work…friends in the neighborhood … and there is a great bonding that one does not realize until you dont see those friends anymore, or as often.
I recently retired and of all the things that has happened since that time….my one thing I miss the most is seeing those friends I made at work. But the older I get the more I find out that even if we dont see each other every day…there is still a friendship there that is never broken.
And somehow when we do get together we have so much more respect and love and cherish the time we do meet up and talk about our families and what our plans are…..so friendship never really ends. It just gets put on the back burner for a while – to then come out and be cherished even more than before….
Have you called a friend today?
Yes, you know who you are…..here in NY that is what we are called. Been here all my life and not planning to move anywhere. Oh, I did roam once (to Queens) but alas I returned and love it here. We are in the middle of so much to do. Whether it is going to shows or just a day in the nearby park, there are people all around us and always something going on.
And if it isn’t enough then just take a short train ride into what we call “the city” and it never sleeps…so you will never run out of places to visit, to eat, to enjoy or to increase your culture. But let’s get back to the neighborhood. Because next month we are having a Bazaar. It is called Rescue Dogs NYC and we are going to have fun. It starts in the afternoon, a small donation is requested ($5.00) and there will be refreshments, raffles and loads of vendors to fill your needs..take a look at the current flyer and save the date (December 9) if you are in the neighborhood.
I will also be there selling my Avon among other vendors listed below….
And sometimes yellow…..the only good thing about all the rain we are getting is my roses are blooming…..
I sit here at my computer, after watching a show; then reading a few chapters of an amazing book and watching hubby sleep. It is two o’clock in the afternoon when I write this and while the weather outside is not delightful – I find I cannot move. There is laundry to be done, housecleaning to be done but instead I sit here at my computer.
I am not playing games – I am not on FB – I am thinking. The stillness and quiet is deafening. While I do hear kids out front playing basketball – yes, my neighbor decided to put a basketball hoop in front of his house – and while he and his family are not around this weekend – I have the neighborhood children in front of my house. But that noise does not stop the thoughts in my head.
Hubby sleeps way too much. He says it is the medications he is on – way too many – but then he cannot sleep at night. I am afraid that my life will change soon – you see, I plan to retire in 41 days….and I dont want to end up on the couch with hubby.
So I must make a plan to start moving…..I know what I would like to do, what I must do – get up every morning even though I have no where to go – and get out of the house. I love being home, plan to read (my passion) plan to crochet (another passion) and of course having 9 grandkids will keep me busy too. But the time they are in school there is still an expanse of time to do what? I will have to convince hubby to do things with me because I will not stay home everyday…..