Sunday, 1 April 2012


Perhaps the hardest thing of all is finding the courage to live how we really want to live.

Society has so many expectations, rules and demands.

In our youth we aim to please.  To create an image of ourselves that won't be held up to criticism.

I have found the greatest freedom in being middle-aged.  I simply don't care any more what others think of what I do, how I act or who I associate with.

Advancing age is quite liberating.  Though I may yearn for the physical attributes I held when I was young, I never want to go back to that insecure, fearful girl I once was.

I think the term 'grey-power' says it all.


  1. I couldn't agree more. With age and experience comes a stronger sense of self.

  2. Right on (write on?)! I share these sentiments whole-heartedly. Which, of course, helps when I take stock of the current state of my physical attributes. :)

  3. I love this post! I agree with you. I am at the end of my 30s- but I have become so much more confident in who I am as I have gotten older. It is nice to not worry about what others think and just enjoy life and the things that make me happy. Thanks for posting this!

    I found you through book blogs. :)

  4. Hi, Jeanette
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