Friday, August 26, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Older

It's that time again! Another writing exercise just for the fun of it. Let's join Gypsy Mama and her friends to see what we can create in five minutes.

Take five minutes and remember what it feels like to weave words together for the simple pleasure of how they sound. Without worrying about how they’re edited or perfected.
    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Get a little crazy with encouragement for the five minuter who linked up before you.
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:



This subject made me giggle for some reason. Just six days ago, I turned another year older. The day before was my best friend's birthday. We've known each other for 26 years, but when people ask us, we just say we met in high school three years ago. To make ourselves feel better about our age, I guess. Silly, but fun.

There are a few more friends whose birthdays follow mine within a week or two. Some of them have  been lamenting getting older and I remind them (to make it feel a little better) that no matter how old they get, I'll always be older. ;)

On my recent trip to California, one of the TSA people checking my ID and ticket noticed that my birthday was the next day. She wished me happy birthday. Another person heard and wished me a happy birthday. I mentioned that I would be 42 and I was told that that is "just a babe". I responded that this is the oldest I've ever been (which is true). I don't need anybody rushing me.

I wonder if all these years passing have brought about positive change. I realize that I need to shift my perspective. Of course there has been positive change. It just does not look the way I expected it to. I need to drop the expectations and just enjoy the journey. Of getting older.

There's my five minutes.



  1. remember when we thought this age was "old"?!

    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

  2. Aww, you look really radiant for your age. And I really admire your cheerful disposition. :-)

    God bless! :-)


  3. Traci, I remember when I could not even imagine life past 25 because that was so old. So I guess everything past that is gravy, right?

    Irene, thank you so much. What a lovely compliment.

  4. I really like your blog, and I would like to pass on an award that I received this week.

  5. An award? They give awards for this type of thing?


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