All you’re dreaming of…

On December 31, 2022, I wrote a post for my Facebook page that garnered a lot of reactions from my “friends” on the platform. However, a good many of this blog’s readers do not have FB accounts, and so I decided to print the entry here as well. I hope it will resonate with you.

“Today is the final day of 2022… a year that ran the whole gamut. A year like most have been. But I noticed one difference… I have started to feel my mortality. Never before did I think seriously about getting older. Now I do. I will turn 70 in 2023. And I feel the need to make this coming decade “count”. Count in meaningful ways. I want to be kinder and more consistent. I want to be less hung up about what’s “right” and follow my intuition more. I want to write and paint … read more and listen to lots of music. I want to get all the sleep I need. I want to worry less. I don’t need to see all the fabulous places I have not seen, but I want to return to a few of the ones I have enjoyed most. More than anything, I want to spend lots of time with the people I truly love and who feel the same way about me. I want to show them how much they mean to me. I am married and I want my husband to be so absolutely sure that I adore him… even when our differences and stressful situations cloud that sentiment. I hope my children realize that bringing them into the world was my most transcendental experience… my love for them is tender and also fierce. I don’t think that feeling my mortality is morbid… I think it is motivational. I don’t want to relive former glory days… I am still evolving and hopefully I possess the grace to embrace whatever this next year offers and allow myself to accept where it takes me.”

I hope that 2023 will be all you’re dreaming of. Thank you for your support of my writing.


Published by Changes in our Lives

I am originally from Canada but have lived in Mexico since 1976. My husband is from Merida, Yucatan and we raised our family here. We both worked for many years at Tecnologia Turistica Total (TTT), the tourism, language and multimedia college we founded for local and international students. Now retired, we enjoy spending time with family and friends, My other interests include reading, painting, cooking and travel.

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