Thursday, June 30, 2011

{things I've discovered since turning forty}

Me at AOL

I really, really like Hip Hop
It makes me feel young and groovy
BigCat on the other hand does not

Some issues resurface time and time again
No matter how old you get
Or how far past them you think you are

Sometimes I feel like a snake
Shedding my skin every few years
I wonder if it's a good or bad thing, or just is

Time does not heal all wounds
But you get better at living with them
They become a part of your story

It doesn't take a lot for me to lose my way
It takes a lot more effort to find it again
But I always do

Life is tough
But it's also beautiful
The trick is to take the beautiful moments and weave them together
Into a extraordinary life


  1. You are so good at self-reflecting. Not in the vanity sort of way where it's all about you. But more about reflecting on your place in this world. It's been very cool to read about this phase of your life.

  2. Hi Cathy! I am just around the corner from 40 now. It feels overwhelming. I didn't think it would. But it does. I love that you are posting about this today as I have been thinking about it. And just so you know, I love to dance to hip hop myself. I keep a playlist called "fun" and it is all those songs that make me want to just dance. You are right, it does make me feel young and groovy too.

  3. I totally get what you are saying! At the ripe old age of 43 I finally am nearly at the point you are now.

  4. I love a bit of hip hop (especially Aus hip hop). It's definitely good for the soul!

  5. mmmm, what beautiful reflections and lessons learned, Cathy =-)

  6. Well I'm 40 today and I must say I'm very excited. Trying not to reflect on it as a milestone or assessment day of my "life" because I'm old enough and lived long enough to know life doesn't comply with numbers and that things are always changing.... and you're right Cathy - life is about the moments. And so much to do. Exciting!!