I've Got To Be Me

That’s my motto.

Why on Earth anyone would want to be someone else is beyond my ability to understand, but for myself, I’m finding that I appreciate myself more and more every year.  Which, I’m also finding, seems to buck the trend.

Stop being The Cynic.  

I also have no idea why anyone, man or woman, would want to be more negative as they age.  It sounds awful, and looks just as bad on a person.  It’s not “our place” to act like stone-people and never smile or laugh or enjoy life.  The only thing that does is make us appear grouchy, unfriendly and past anything that resembles attractive.


Acting and modeling.  

There is no clear cubby hole for me to fit into when it comes to acting and modeling.  I’m different.  I’m 59 years old, damn proud of it, and have maintained my body to the point of wearing the same size as I did when I was 16 years old.  Good genes?  Certainly.  Love of exercise?  You bet.

And by keeping in good shape physically, it affects me mentally as well.  I’m more youthful, I suppose you could say it that way if you must but I prefer the word “positive”, in my thinking.  I love to do and learn and experience new and fun things.  Travel is one of the things I am looking forward to in the second half of my life and seeing the places and people I’ve only seen on television or read about in books.

When you add in that I’ve been homeschooling an autistic son for 20 years, it makes me something of a rarity.

I’ve got to be me – forever.  

That’s also my advice to any woman (men, too for that matter).  Be yourself.  Stay upbeat.

Which includes actually being cynical about one thing though.  The gossip you hear about on TV shows and read about in the tabloids.  Just because a woman or a man is youthful it doesn’t mean we’re trying to be someone else or recapture our youth.  Who wants that?  I don’t!

It does mean that we haven’t given up, we are definitely not done yet in life, and that we look forward to the future.

One last thing.  

Don’t wait until cancer or heart disease or any other life-threatening disease comes into your life before you appreciate all the great things about you, your age, all the amazing things you’ve learned, and what you bring to this world.  Love life now — and if there’s something you want to do just DO IT!



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