I really enjoy taking part in this meme as it gives me a chance to go back and read some of my favorite posts as well. To remember things and times I had forgotten. I hope you enjoy this weeks edition. It was originally published on Jan. 5, 2009. As I re-read it I realized not much as changed about my feelings in that post in the last year.
Monday, January 5, 2009I've noticed a lot of things changing about myself over the last 46 years. Lots and lots of things. Not all for the worst either. Oh I know you're all thinking I'm talking about changes to our once at least mine anyways youthful, taut, ripe bodies. Sure our bodies got older what with all the gravity involved, new hairs shining where we don't really want them, sparse hair in other places, and certain parts of our bodies being dry, while other parts are extremely oily and wet. Putting all this aside I'm not talking about my body changing but several other things about myself.
Take taste for instance. In my younger days you could not make me eat certain foods. Like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, asparagus spears, olives. I've noticed since getting older that I have found myself wanting to try these particular types of foods. No this didn't occur over a one night span or even in one year, but in the course of years. When I was pregnant with my son 27 years ago I woke up one day craving, I mean totally craving, asparagus spears. This I found to be odd as I had never even tried them. Not one time. After trying them I was hooked for life. How had I ever not wanted to try them? I guess as we get older and mature our taste buds do as well. I like to think this is one of the perks of getting older. Trying new foods and not just acquiring a taste for them but actually liking and enjoying them from the get go. My poor mouth had been missing out.
Other changes I've noticed about myself over these last years is that I no longer care if I make the entire world happy around me. I no longer strive to fit in, be part of the "in crowd". You either like or you don't. I don't give a rats ass anymore. I am ME and happy to be this way. That's a huge bonus for me growing older. I used to be a real patsy and swear I had "use me and abuse me" stamped into my forehead. Not anymore I don't. I say it like it is! I've learned to stand up for myself in life, after all it's my job to do this. No one else's except mine. I've learned to be strong given these many years in life. And so help me God, watch out cause if I'm not careful I'll end up having many more "Tawanda" moments in life. You have to admit when you have one it feels great.
I've also noticed my change in clothing styles. Now instead of choosing what looks great no matter the cost and is in style, I go more for what's comfortable and still looks good. Classic styles that never go out of style. But at the same time being what suits me, not others. I like doing this, it makes me happy. It's just funny for the first time in my life I feel I can do this. If I don't want to wear makeup to work, who cares? I know I am more than makeup because what counts is me on the inside.
Another thing I've noticed about myself a lot is my change in music. I used to be and at times still am a huge rock fan, country fan, but now I am more drawn to New Age and Coffee House. My new play list is my new favorites. I have no idea what style of music this is. None whatsoever, someone please enlighten me on what style it is. I am clueless here. I caught myself one day listening to blogger friends play lists. Seeing what type of music they enjoyed listening to. The majority of these I have to admit I stole from Country Girl over at Dreams of a Country Girl. I am really glad I decided to listen in on her style of music. Now I'm hooked.
Has anyone else besides me noticed this type of change in yourself as you've gotten older? I really would like to know. Share with me some of your changes.
And remember to open your mind and explore new things. You might just like em. Be unique and yourself at all times. No matter what anyone else thinks.
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Till we meet again,