06 October 2008

Ruminations...

As I was making my breakfast this morning after our early morning walk (me, Jane and Jacqui), I was thinking about where I was in my life, right at that very moment.

I've come to the conclusion that, for the very first time in my whole 63.5 years, I am happy. Not only happy, but content. I love my life as it is...where I live, the work I do and just...generally. I have the time, freedom and wherewithal to do what I want when I want and when I so choose. I have my family within a 30 minute drive, my mum is in good health and I'll be seeing her in a few weeks. I have no stresses, no worries.

It's taken me a roundabout journey to get to this place in life, but maybe the lessons and adventures I've had on that journey have prepared me for now. I don't feel as if I'm in my "twilight years" (God, I so dislike that term), but as if life is just starting...only on a different, though exciting, course this time. I don't feel "old" but neither do I have the insecurities of the young. I don't give a hoot what anyone thinks about me and that is so liberating.

So those were my conclusions this morning...just thought I'd share.

17 comments:

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Excellent conclusion! I congratulate you and really understand.

angelo said...

Hi Robyn. It's nice to be in a good place. I haven't really felt content in a long time. Perhaps one day, for now I'll live vicariously through you. Purrs and head-buts to you, Mitzi and Bella, from Nermal and me.

Lifecruiser said...

Oh, great writing and thinking. I so agree with what you're saying here. I don't want to be any younger, even though I have ailments I could be without if I had a choice... *giggles*

Thanks for adding me to your blogroll, you're of course added to mine too :-)

Gattina said...

I feel exactly the same ! to 100 % !

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you Robyn!! It must be nice!! i think it is wonderful if someone finds comes to the conclusion that where they are in life is exactly where they need to be and that they are very happy about it too!! I am getting close...I love my life and my husband!! I dont think this is our twilight years NOT yet..there is too much living left in both of us at 63.5 years of age. When is your birthday? Mine is in Feb and I will be 64..AGain..GIRLFRIEND...so nice that you feel the way you do...
Sandy

PEA said...

I'm so happy for you that you love where you are at this point in your life!! I haven't quite reached that part yet but I'm working on it! lol As you say, I think we all need to go through twists and turns to prepare us for that point in our lives. xoxo

Pear tree cottage! said...

Well done Robyn, it is so nice to wake up in the mornings knowing life is so beautiful and that contentment and happiness with be yours all day. "Hoot to the anyone who wants to change anything about your day!" (smiles)

love always Lee-ann

Merle said...

Dear Robyn ~~ Well done, a great post and a great place to be, Congratulations!
I feel much the same although a good 10 years older than you. Not to sure if I'm in "twilight years" yet. Don't like that expression either. Whatever will be will be. The "You are my Sunshine" was a lovely story and was sent in an e mail. as well as in Woman's Day. We have another couple of cold days here, but no rain. Great that your Mum is well and you will soon see her. We will miss you, and
wait for your return. Take care, my friend. Love and Hugs, Merle.

Luna said...

I´m so glad to read your thoughts.
Great morning conclusions!

Thank you for sharing that.

Lifecruiser said...

Thanks again for your nice comments. I'm going to write about Vienna sometimes soon, perhaps in a week or so if you're interested :-)

Today I've posted my first post about cats actually. Even though I love cats, I have no one on my own. Too little time and too much travel!

Gypsy said...

My heart is full of gladness for you Robyn and what a lovely place for you to be in life. That's wonderful.

katztales said...

Good for you!

claudie said...

Nice to hear such words. A person who loves her own life is the best way of life!

Liz said...

That's fantastic, robyn.

I have days when I feel like that ... but it tends to dissolve quite quickly in a 'what will they think?' moment.

Course we're not in our twilight years! Makes us sound like spies! On zimmer frames.

Hootin' Anni said...

This is such a positive WONDERFUL entry. I'm with you on this...it's good to feel content and happy and live life without struggles and strife!!

I'm here to let you know I have a Halloween Treat for you on my Thursday Blog [Oct.8, actually, I posted it early]

Walker said...

Its refreshing to hear someone say they are satisfied with their life.
Life is like a garden you just have to look at the scenery and smell the flowers if you so choose.

RennyBA said...

Very good post and point and I do agree with you. I guess its about staying in the present, be happy for what your got and enjoy while you can.