Do I have a dual personality?
Why is it on some days I feel like I can conquer the world? I go about my day with confidence and purpose. Things just fall into place. Problems, schroblems! There are no problems. Life is beautiful. Everyone is beautiful! Look at the sky…it’s glorious! My hair looks fan-freakin’-tastic today!
I can’t write one comprehensible paragraph. My lengthy “To Do List” is freaking me out. I want to cry because I’m tired of making my bed…every…single…morning…of…my…life. I’m depressed because I just ate way too many chocolates. I have to teach a Pilates class and put on spandex once again and now I’m really upset I ate those chocolates!
Am I hormonal?
I hate using that as an excuse because if it’s true than, 1. That is just totally unfair to women and 2. God is cruel.
Am I a runner?
Ya know that movie, “Runaway Bride?” Well, I think I would be the star of “Runaway From Life, Obligations And All Chance of Failure.” I think it’s quite catchy!
Am I just going through the 40’s blues?
I’m in my early 40’s now and in your 40’s you start to get those pesky things called wrinkles and the burning desire to Botox the crap out of your face. You can no longer responsibly get away with wearing a mini-skirt, short shorts, or shop in the Junior Department. You are no longer mistaken for being in your 20’s because you officially look like you are in your 30’s. You don’t go to late night parties because who can stay awake at this point? A date with your PJ’s and the couch sound so much better.
Is my ego just fighting harder?
I feel that I am slowly creeping into my life’s purpose. Part of me is confused, “Why now? I feel too old!” That’s my ego, right? My self-defeating ego. My fearful ego. I have such high hopes for myself. I’ve always felt that there is something big out there that I am meant to do. Does everyone have this feeling? Actually, if I stop and think about it, I could not write a book about divorce if I had never went through divorce. I believe all my life experiences have been and continue to lead me to this.
So here’s my Ah Ha moment…
I do feel that as I become more aware (more conscious) that my ego is putting up a greater fight. It’s scared of the unknown. I am scared of the unknown because my ego is a part of me. Before, the non-confident part of me (or ego) didn’t have to really show up. It just had to give a half-assed, “Hey, stupid, you can’t do that!” I never agreed or disagreed because I didn’t even know I could! Now I’m responding. Now I’m having a conversation. Like, “Hey, are you sure about that? I think I could do that.” So now my lazy ego has to put more effort into this. It has become more alert and is now saying, “Hey wait a minute boys, she’s goin’ rogue! We better call in the troops!” AKA more negative, self-defeating thoughts. I still may be defeated in the end but at the very least I am understanding that I’m allowing myself to be bullied.
Yes, I feel like I have awoken the sleeping dragon. Kinda cool, huh? I think it’s time we became friends.
Where’s Bilbo when you need him? 😉
2 thoughts on “Are you talkin’ to me?”
Conquering self is tough. It’s hard to get out of your own way. I can relate, there is definitely something about 40 that gets things going topsy turvy or at least that has been my experience. Thanks for sharing 🙂
You’re welcome…and thank you for reading. It is tough! Man!! I suppose it’s me whose making it tough though. I must Surrender…. 🙂