Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Turning 46

Last year I turned 46.  This has been the hardest birthday, at least mentally thus far.  Why has it been so hard?  I don't know.  Maybe the death of a parent and sister in the last two years has something to do with it.  Maybe the realization that I am not getting any younger.  Maybe the fact that I am not as spry as I used to be.   Why is it hard?   I don't know.  Any suggestions?

1 comment:

Lisa Shafer said...

I think you're right on all accounts. Turning 35 was my hardest because the ex had just dumped me and run; my life was taking paths I didn't want at all but was forced to deal with. And then I realized I wasn't ever going to recover my youth or anything like good looks; that was depressing.
You just hit this realization later than I did, but men usually get to "stay young" longer than women do, so that's understandable, too.
I am truly sorry you had to go through all this loss, even though none of it was a surprise.