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My Road Is Smoothing Out.....

...very gradually, but some of the obstacles are falling by the wayside. I usually suffer in silence, but these improvements bear talking about.

1st obstacle: The need to have a man in my life to validate myself. This fell when I got unceremoniously dumped when my boyfriend took off with another guy. For a woman, this is an ego blow of immense proportions, yet after about a month I realized that I didn't miss him. I had enough stuff to do and didn't need to accomodate his schedule any longer.

2nd obstacle: This is in process of falling as I enter my final semester of studies for my bachelor's degree in History. Not having a degree when I was in my 20's got a lot of employment doors slammed in my face. Here's hoping a few new doors open so that I never need to face unemployment again. I want a career, not just a job, even at the advanced age of nearly 56.

3rd obstacle: Loss of hope....yeah, this one was a tough battle between feeling ugly, unloved, overweight etcetcetc....I am working on the weight and have regained the hope of better health. I realized that "unloved" in the romantic sense is not the same as unloved in the have-no-friends sense. "Ugly" is in the eye of the beholder and as my health improves I am becoming happier with my looks.

I realized this morning, that I am now looking forward to the second half of my life......
gillianmcg gillianmcg 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2010

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Hang in there it is only our mind that makes most of the obstacles. Just do not allow them. Life is good to those of us that aren't old in the sense that some eople see it. I am not ready to sit and play cards and watch TV until I die of boredom.<br />
Keith

Great. You sound like a very positive person.