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#JusJoJan and #1LinerWeds 2018. January 10th Student — January 10, 2018

#JusJoJan and #1LinerWeds 2018. January 10th Student

Today we have the combination of Linda’s Just Jot it January and One-Liner Wednesday.

You’re a student?  Well, good on you!

I am used to the looks of surprise now when I introduce myself as a Student Nurse at work. I can almost hear them thinking,  look at her, she’s no spring chicken, a bit old to be a student!

In fact, someone asked me how old I was yesterday out of curiosity. I was not offended, as she was just curious as to what had made me decide to start studying at this time of my life. I have had quite a few similar conversations since I started my degree and all of them positive. It is lovely to know that one person that I spoke to (at the gym), is actually thinking of going back to study after I told her how much I was enjoying it and how important it is to me.

That makes it even more worthwhile!

Episode 165: Forty-Nine and In My Prime! — February 15, 2015

Episode 165: Forty-Nine and In My Prime!

Tomorrow is going to be my 49th Birthday. Now instead of getting all maudlin about the passing of my youth and being well and truly middle-aged now (I still hate to admit that), I am going to try to fill this post with positive thoughts, and advantages of being ‘in the prime of life’ (sounds a lot better than bloody ancient)!

  • I am an asset for a pop quiz team. I love the old 70s and 80s music (plus I did a short stint working behind the Record Counter at Woolworths in the late 80s) so I know my stuff quite well.
  • I can finally put my big tummy down to ‘middle-aged spread’, and not sheer greed and love of food!
  • I have lots of ‘life experience’. I can give (unwanted) advice on relationships, as I have had a few! At least I know what not to do now.
  • It doesn’t matter now that I am a bit ‘scatterbrained’ at times, as I am old enough to put it down to being eccentric!
  • I’m still just about ‘in my forties’ (I don’t have to stipulate which end of 40 that is)!
  • People associate being mature in years with being wise and learned. Who am I are to put them right!?
  • I no longer blush when talking to a good-looking young man; I am old enough to be their mother now!
  • I’m still young enough to like listening to Eminem, but now old enough to complain about his incessant swearing!
  • I don’t really have to worry anymore about having 2 left feet. If I go  somewhere which involves dancing, no-one is going to mock my dreadful moves. Everyone expects ‘older ladies’ to be rubbish dancers!
  • And finally, I still have a year to go before I am 50!
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