A 40-ager’s thoughts… optimistic and hopeful. :-)

I think I’ve gotten back to a good frame of mind, one where I can make a concerted effort to improve myself physically and mentally. Started back again on 1 February to clean up my diet and get away from a/n (almost) sedentary lifestyle.


* Exercise more in order to feel (and look) good physically.
* Continue to repair the strength to my shoulder (damage from accident).
* Once and for all complete the myriad of sewing projects cluttering my life.
* Clean out the excess ‘unnecessary plastic objects’ residing with us, to streamline the household.
* Take stock of the actual ‘things’ I own that cost money, and try and reduce some of that burden (cars, I find, are a weakness of mine). :-/
* Help my daughter attain her goals related to independence.
* Seek out opportunities to socialize more with new people and in new environments.

Here’s hoping! 🙂


Well said, Caitlin Seida! :-)

“My embarrassing picture went viral

When strangers mocked me for my weight, it was a lesson in Internet cruelty, mean girls — and fighting back”


A 40-ager’s thoughts… can’t complain /:-)

Well, of course I can.

Somehow it got to be August and this will be only my 4th installment of ‘A 40-agers thoughts…’ that I’ve managed to post so far. My excuse is again, life — and a general lack of time.

Since my last post on this topic (in February) a good chunk of my time has be absorbed with the necessity to apply for my current ‘day’ job. Yes, I had to apply for the job for which I have been fulfilling the responsibilities of since January 2011. The good news is that I have now been officially offered my job.

But please don’t offer me your congratulations. This is a bit awkward for me, as I’m never quite sure what to say. The polite (expected) answer, of course, is ‘Thanks!’. How I always want to answer is, “Oh yes, it was so rewarding to have to grovel for my own job… the job duties I was actually employed to do + the job duties that were dumped on me when someone else vacated a different position… the work I have performing for 3.5 years with no increase in pay or even any sort of acknowledgement.”

That being said, I do enjoy my work, which is why I’ve stayed with it for so long. I simply have to learn to pay closer attention to when I’m being taken advantage of and take steps to remedy the situation.

As you can see, of course I can complain. But next time I’ll try to refrain.