My friend posted this Aquarius Horoscope on Sunday: You are programmed not to ask for help – despite being extremely helpful to others yourself – it may be time to cash in a favor. You have helped someone out tremendously over the years, either through assistance, or through friendship, or advice. This person would actually love to be able to help YOU for a change. You are independent; it may be time to allow yourself to be a little bit more needy. THIS IS SOOOOOOO TRUE for me. I have been struggling with this for a long time. Not sure if it has anything to do with being an Aquarius or not but in any event, I really do need to work on asking for help instead of always giving it. My husband is always getting after me about taking on the world by myself. I’m stubborn that way but there is more to it. Hmmmm…maybe I need to do some inner work on this concept.
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And finally…today I saw a group of giggling, carefree girls in their early 20’s and I felt really old. Really, really old (even though I am only in my mid-30’s). Surprisingly, I liked that feeling. Crazy, I know. Who wants to feel old right? In this instance, I did. Here’s why…
In my early 20’s I spent too much time trying to get boys’ attention. Now, I have a MAN who gives me all the attention I want and need.
In my early 20’s I thought that I was hot stuff and knew everything. I am still hot stuff (ha) but I realize that I still have a lot to learn while at the same time embracing what I have learned.
In my early 20’s I didn’t have a care in the world. Now I care about everything too much.
In my early 20’s I was afraid to express my opinion or step on anyone’s toes. Today, you had better get out of my way! J
In my early 20’s I had all kinds of different jobs. Now, I have a career.
In my early 20’s I visited my parents because I was broke and needed a good meal. Now, I visit my parents because I enjoy their company. The food is just a bonus!
In my early 20’s I didn’t have much and what I did have was borrowed or handed down. Now, I actually have my own things (still not much) that I can one day hand down to someone else just getting started in life!
In my early 20’s I was just a baby trying to find my way in life. Now I HAVE a baby and the two of us our finding our way in this mother/daughter way of life.
Would I go back and relive my early 20’s if offered the opportunity? Nah – probably not. Ok – maybe for just one 24 hour period. But really, I am happier than I have ever been, I am grounded, I am at peace, and I am looking forward to writing a post one day titled “When I was in my early 30’s.”