Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Future

A month or so ago I was having a heart-to-heart discussion about my future plans with a friend of mine.  Stating that I seem to be on the down side of the slope with little time left, I ended by saying, "So, what's the use?  Why should I try to produce anymore or make long range plans?"  She told me that my feelings were normal for anyone who had recently lost a parent.  That relieved me, because I wasn't comfortable with my feelings, but also couldn't deny that they were real.  My friend continued by suggesting that I read several books about women who were 'late bloomers' so to speak.

"Defying Gravity" by Prill Boyle is the first book that I chose.  I highly recommend it to any and all.  It is so inspirational!  Boyle, herself a late bloomer, interviews and writes about the later-in-life successes of a variety of women. Try it, you might like it!

Oh, and those feelings of sadness are on the way out - don't worry about me!



Connie Rose said...

I think I will, Judy. Thanks for the tip. I'm a late bloomer, too! Have a lovely weekend. xox

Jeannie said...

We late bloomers have to stick together.

Beverly said...

Thanks for the recommendation- it sounds interesting.

I think the process is more important to me than the product in the end. It keeps the brain cells active and keeps me learning. If I produce something good, that is frosting on the cake.

Gerrie said...

I so relate to this - just wait until you are as old as I am! LOL. You amaze me with your productivity and new creative ideas. Keep it up.

Eva Hagbjärn said...

I really can relate to how you felt before. Although I am not any productive person or have lost any near and dear, it feels like I'm sitting in a fox-trap and I have no idea how I'll be able to get out of it. It feels as if my life just runs away in a very high speed.
Perhaps I should go out and try to find a book like yours, but it has to be in Swedish ;-)