Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Second Half

I can't believe it. I actually saw a tree today that had not only turned colors but had also dropped all its leaves. Didn't we just start 2009? This has been a big year for me in many different ways. My oldest son got married over Memorial Day, I bought my business in July and in December I'm turning 50.

I'm not the first of my friends to turn fifty and I won't be the last but I think it means something different to everyone. To some it's just another day on the calendar and another candle on the cake. To others it's a gigantic milestone that should be celebrated to the utmost. To me it falls somewhere in between.

As a little girl, I remember when the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" came out. I figured out that I'd be 41 in 2001. At the time it seemed a long way away and I had a lot of living to do before I reached it. Well 2001 came and went and I had certainly come a long way but I didn't feel any different than I had as a girl.

Now as I approach 50 I'm experiencing the same feelings again. I know I've come a long way from there, but inside I still feel the same. I still have the same hopes and dreams; although they’re tempered with age, as I had then. I still want to make a difference in the world and I still want to be important. Only now it's enough to make a difference in the lives of those around me and to be important to them too. Maybe that's what turning 50 is all about. Who knows? But I look forward to moving forward and finding out during the next decade and the one after that.

And now to completely different topic. If you haven't been to my store; MyIdeaCenter in a while then you might want to check out some of the new books I have. Some of my newest selections include Gran's Gallery by Ros Stallcup, Donna Dewberry's Essential One Stroke Painting Guide, Frivolous, Frosty Fellows by Kay Quist and Winter Beliefs by Laurie Speltz.

I found another great blog this week called Destination Handmade. Jamie loves to craft and is probably typical of most of us in that she's always doing more than one thing at a time. She blogs several times a week on subjects as diverse as her experience starting her own business to safety tips for college students. Take a few minutes to visit her blog.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the mention! Good luck with all the changes going on in your life, change is good! Jamie.