Time Marches On

Well, some more time has passed and I find myself looking backward at my thirty-fifth birthday. That’s right, I have somehow managed to stumble my way into middle age and here I am still wondering why people treat me like an adult. And wondering when they’re going to realize that I’m not one. . .

Turning 35 isn’t as bad as one might expect, though. I’ve been working my tail off on my own local blog and on the other local blog sites and it feels amazing to be doing something that I love this much. It’s a great feeling. I’m working with smart, interesting women who are developing their own sites, I’m getting to share all the stuff I’ve learned about blogging and social media over the years, and, and well, it’s good. It’s good, good, good and I am glad to be doing it.


So apparently the key to getting older is being happy with who you are. Or something like that. These are deep thoughts for a Monday.


The problem with 35 is that as if by magic, I am now acutely aware of how generally un-fit and not-healthy I am. I’ve been conveniently avoiding this for ages now–being pregnant really helps with that–but here it is. Unhealthy. My diet is crap and consists largely of chicken nuggets, I’m practically mainlining Diet Coke, and I don’t eat nearly enough vegetables. And really, I could probably ignore all of this, but I’m tired a lot too and it’s hard to keep up with the kids and that seems like a really good reason to get my butt in gear. I also have some very mild arthritis that seems to have settled into my elbows and I’d like to get that looked at as well. I need a tune up, apparently.

So there it is. Thirty-five and doin’ alright. That’s doesn’t rhyme, but you get the idea.

Til next time.


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  1. Oh, lord, you’re a baby — a bitty or birdy baby, I guess! It’s true, though, that the age thing does creep up upon you, so I’m all for recognizing your bad habits and working (a bit and within reason) toward improving them. This always entails thinking of oneself, though — something those of us who do the extreme parenting rarely do. As someone who is fifteen years ahead of you, I hope you’ll make the changes you need to make — most importantly, for yourself!

    Happy birthday!

  2. Oh, gosh, well Happy Birthday! You’re doing more than alright :)

  3. Happy Happy Birthday!!
    I loved 35 because yay it wasn’t 40 LOL.
    Enjoy enjoy and continue being happy wishing you many more happiness ok that sounds grammatically wrong. Wishing you many more happy days
    And here’s to getting healthier (need some help with that myself)

  4. Happy Belated 35th! I think you are rocking it, as always! At least you are thinking about your health and 35, as it took me til my 40th to get revelation! LOL!

  5. Damaria Senne says:

    Happy 35th birthday! I came to your site by way of Nisha360.

    I can so relate on the “unhealthy” eating issue! I seriously need to change my diet, so I get most of my nutrients from food instead of energy drinks. For more than 2 years, I’ve been mainlining PLAY (Not sure if you have the brand in your country? It’s an energy drink like Red Bull?) It helped me cope with my responsibilities (taking care of my mother, my home and managing my writing business). and while it got the job done, it’s not good for me.
    The odd part is that I have a huge vegetable garden, and I eat quite a bit from that. Sadly, sometimes it’s easier to just open a can and sip from that rather than getting a meal together.