"People older or even a few years younger interact with me like a kid simply because I don’t carry myself like an adult—I radiate 'crippling uncertainty' and 'never owned a home.'”
The idea of not "carrying yourself as an adult" resonated for me. A few years ago, when I was in my late 60s, I was working at a community college library learning center where many adult students come to study, see tutors or take tests at our testing center. Some bring kids, and we have coloring books and kids' books and puzzles. A student brought her child, who was about 4 and while his mother was with a tutor, I was showing him stuff and playing with him the way I always have done with little kids (I am childfree), and he got a strange look on his face and said, "Are you a grownup or a kid?" He couldn't figure out how my behavior didn't match my looks. I think not carrying yourself as an adult is a great attribute even if it also means you are, like I am, basically immature. (I am so immature that last night -- this is embarrassing as well as offensive -- when I found out the shooter in the horrible attack in Monterey Park was 72, the age I'll be in a few months, for a minute I thought, "Wow, someone my age can be a mass murderer just like an 18- or 19-year-old.")
This one really resonates with me! <3
Love "grapefruit time!" Before I got on statins, one of my favorite breakfast treats was grapefruit sections and avocado slices with a simple oil and vinegar dressing. Alert! try this before it's too late. Yum
Definitely related to the stall of writing a book vs the invigorating process of writing a weekly newsletter.
I love love love this one.
I think this is my favorite so far...really great, smart, feels true.