Yes, still alive and very much kicking.
I have wearied of all the "New Year, New Me" posts and articles I see out and about the internet.
No. Just NO.
I am going to be MORE me.
A distilled version, you might say.
I am going to be 65 this year and tired of being cajoled/pressured/encouraged to change just because of an arbitrary date on the calendar.
I embrace growth and change, and indeed, I have grown and changed over the years.
But I have reached what can be called my *crone age* My child bearing years are long over, My children are grown and some have families of their own.
All I can do at this point of my life-cycle is pass on what I have learned, live as best I can and hope that those that come after me won't make the same mistakes I have made. (Oh so MANY mistakes!)
So, like a good scotch, I have been distilled. Like a good sword, I have been lovingly honed.
I am working on making improvements to my health, my living conditions, etc.
But these are....minor considerations when you get down to the heart of it.
EVERYONES most valuable asset is their knowledge. Pass on what knowledge you have, it is the only way humans advance.
Become more yourself. Distill yourself. Shed the unimportant and the minor, let personal biases evaporate, appreciate what you have and be grateful for those around you. Learn from others, teach others.
Happy New Year