Friday, January 23, 2009

Mid January and I' m feeling hopeful that this year will be an improvement over last. I decided that instead of lettin life control me totally I'm going to be more proactive. The community college here has a program for seniors, it's shocking how young you can be and still fall in to this category. After looking over the classes offered at a very reasonable rate, I chose yoga, swimming/exercise and oil painting. I am a good swimmer and I need exercise badly, unfortunately the last time I went to a gym I hurt my knee and had to let that membership go to waste. Yoga is something I have practiced off and on my entire adult life, not nearly as much as I should have in the past 20 years so I think a few yoga classes will do me some good :) I'm actively looking for a book club to join. All of these are designed to help me meet people in my new hometown. I'm horrified when I think that I have been here a year and haven't really met anyone I can call up and say how about a coffee at Starbucks? It is so unlike me to be this much of a hermit.

Here is what else I think. I think that if I follow through on all of this I will be a more attractive person to Hubby. Ok I don't know how many of you have read my old blog but I am a good deal older than Hubby. It never bothered me until this year. It's like someone waved a diabolical wand over me and said AGE you f*****! You have no right to look younger than you are, wipe that cat that swallowed the canary grin off your face and act as well as look your age!


If I could find one I would take a Laughter Yoga class! There is such a thing and I have researched it and written about it. I believe it works. Laugh yourself to well being and happiness is not as silly a concept as it sounds.

Oh, on top of all this I am not going to let another year pass without BEACH TIME. I thrive at the beach. Folks used to go to the beach for health purposes back in the dark ages haha, and it works! When I go to the beach my allergies disappear along with the dark circles under my eyes and the wrinkles on my forehead. The salt air heals and nourishes my skin. And the vitamin D from the sun does wonderful things. My head clears and I become peaceful. There is no beach per say near my home now so this effort will involve trips!!!! yay! I'm already putting away the pennies :)


Hidden Sage said...

Oil Painting! Awesome. My wife and I are starting a 6 week painting course today. Paintings's great. It's always such a soothing experience.

It looks like you're thinking about your age a bit much. I believe you're only as vibrant and youthful as you feel within yourself. Once you find a hobby that'll pop in your mind first thing every morning, you won't feel worn down by age at all.
I keep thinking that the best years of my life will be b/n the mid 40's and early fifties. Remind me to read this in about 15 yrs pls. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I wish I lived where I could take some courses like those! Where I am (in the sticks) there is nothing like that within 50 miles. I do think that getting out and meeting some folks in the area will help your lonely feelings.It's hard to believe that you have been there a year already.

3rd... said...

You're right to go out and meet people, do things for you etc. I think that with new things to look forward to, you will look at yourself in the mirror and find a fresh face smiling back.
Take time to reflect on your new life as well though. Living in polygyny can be so consuming. A year flies by so quickly...filled with emotial roller coaster rides, new insights, worries, joys, arguments, irritations.. you need to step outside of the environment, build your own life, set goals that involve only you. You'll come home with new energy. I am doing these things more and more and it's really been a blessing.
(A polygyny year is like a dogyear compared to monogamy years!)

new#3 said...

Withay - it will be a year at the end of March! Unbelievable huh!

Third, you are funny! Dog years lol..but yes it flies by.

HS -thank you for your ideas!

Chris said...

You might also check out Organized meetings on almost any topic. Might even find a book club.