It’s Not All Roses

Just so it doesn’t seem like I’m all positive and woohoo! about every aspect of getting older, I thought I’d share a bit of the icky part:

A younger friend of mine (thirty-something) told me a few days before my 50th birthday that she hoped I didn’t become one of those angry middle-aged women.  Now, my friend and I share a love for sarcasm, so it brought  the image of Shirley Maclaine in Steel Magnolias where Shirley says, “I am not a BITCH, I’ve just been in a really bad mood for the last 40 years.”  I loved that movie. And who doesn’t want to be a Steel Magnolia?

But the comment did make me think about how there does seem to be a lot of resentment hanging on when we get into our middle years.  I thought of all the reasons why this is, and I came up with lots of things about relationships, and hard bumps in life, and the ugly things we see over 50+ years, and then today I got a migraine.  And it was all very clear to me.

Migraines.  This whole damn Change of F***ing Life.  I’m all for Change, and I’m all for getting rid of my period, but really, how many years do I have to have these migraines?!  I’m not a BITCH, I just want to cut my head off.  Or someone else’s.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Katie
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 15:44:29

    Oh, Steel Magnolias. The answers to all life’s questions exist there. From “He’s so confused, he doesn’t know whether to scratch his watch or wind his butt” to “At least all her tattoos are spelled correctly,” it’s my go-to when I need a laugh and a lesson. But seriously–we must have levity in aging, right? Because what’s the alternative? I like it when you bring the mad AND the funny. 😉

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  2. Susan Henderson
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 16:28:30

    Last night, inspired by people on FaceBook posting about their new exercise routines, I decided that in the morning (now today) I was going to start my new Bollywood get-fiercely-back-in-shape-and-enjoy-every-moment-of-it program. And so ten minutes in, I threw out my back, and now I can hardly stand from a sitting position. So, yeah, me too. Mostly I love being my age and wouldn’t trade it for any of my younger days. But there are things I miss, for sure, like those younger bones and joints!

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