Fifty! Set! GO!!

Welcome to my blog.  A few things got me here…

I turn 50 next month.  I’m not ready for that.  I’m still single, and I’ve become “ok” with the idea that I will be alone for the rest of my life.  I’d like to shift that to something more positive.

I have had a series of unfortunate events set my world on it’s ear.  I need to either give up and disappear, or stand up and fight.  Somewhere in the depths of despair, my brain snapped a few nights ago, and I decided on fight.

I have spent the last 8 years floundering.  I need to move forward.  I need to do SOMETHING to spur change.

I have a job that I love most of the time.  It does not pay nearly enough.  I can no longer afford to love my job.  I’m exploring other avenues.  I need to find “side work” that can fill in what is needed, or a new job in the corporate world…where I really do not want to be.  That world squashed my soul once before.  I am exploring options while the people in my life pressure me to go back to corporate life.

I injured my ankle for the third time in 15 months on Christmas night.  Pulled, strained, and torn ligaments, again.  I need to find a way to afford proper rehab so that that this does not happen again.  I had this wonderful goal to run last year, and was sidelined.  It took six months for the last injury to heal.  Let’s hope for a shorter healing this time around.

I have major expenses involving my home.  Home ownership is not for the faint of heart, nor for the poor.  I won’t go into the details.  Suffice it to say, it’s not pretty.

I have a few health issues.  I need lose some weight, lower my blood pressure, and get my thyroid in line.  I need to focus more on food, which is hard to do when you’re an emotional eater.  I have SO many emotions!

I don’t have internet at home.  I spend a lot of time at Starbucks.  I drink Mint Medley herb tea the majority of the time, as caffeine really isn’t good for me.  I have a table that they call “mine”, and the staff is super cool.  Free wifi?  Not really, but the tea is good and inexpensive.  I tend to take a lot with me when I go there, as there is so much to do!

I have decided that I will allow myself a few minutes a day to be sad, wallow, and have a pity party.  The rest of the day I will be positive and looking for opportunities.  This is my life, I need to get started!

My Life




8 responses

  1. So many of us seem to be at a crossroads. Hope yours takes a great turn to some positive changes!


    1. Thanks so much! You too!!!


  2. Is there a follow button here so I can get your future updates? I can’t find one.


    1. Hmm. I will look at that…


    2. Minor details 😜 Thanks for letting me know I forgot to add that!


  3. I’m so glad to see you back!! I’ve missed the beautiful Florida beach photos!


    1. Thank you Autumn! You’re so sweet 😃 I hope to get back out there again in another month or so. This silly ankle has me behind!


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