Thursday, March 18, 2010

The time has come...

Mama's Losin' It

WRITER'S WORKSHOP PROMPT:
When do you first imagine yourself wishing you were older or bigger? Write about it.

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I don’t remember wishing I were older or bigger as a kid. I did have a favorite song that said, “When I grow up I want to be a mother, one little, two little, three little babies of my own…” I loved that song and couldn’t wait for it to come true, but other than that I think I was pretty content just being a kid.

But now? Now I can say that I’m ready to feel like a grown up. At the fabulous age of 40 (and it is fabulous) I’m ready to quit playing the mind games that have worked to hold me back, and really OWN MY LIFE. I want to own it people. I want to walk with strength and boldness. I want to be large and in charge with a grown up swagger in my step. I’m ready. I really am (shoot, I’m not even sad that it’s time for me to pick up a pair of those snazzy reading glasses (when you have to move small labels back and forth in a trombone like fashion to read them that’s what that means right? Reading glasses?) I say bring it on baby. Bring it on.) I’m ready to be older and bigger (mentally, spiritually and emotionally speaking that is).

Yes, you can refer to me as Ms. Jeanette from now on because I am a grown-up lady person. Unless of course the Femmes come on the radio, at which time I will quickly revert back to being “Miss Jackson if you’re nasty” (an inside joke) and dance my inner teenaged stepchild heart out.

I just can’t help myself.


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11 comments:

AngieB said...

Love your attitude! I need to go pick out some cute reading glasses, too.

Farmers Wife said...

From one fabulous 40ish to another, life is good!!! Great post!

paige said...

Yes. What you said.

I love it!

Amanda said...

I hope that as I grow older I will feel the exact same way!!!!

Marcie said...

I'm with ya! I am loving getting older...or should I say more grown-up.

Christie@MommyDrinksBecauseYouCry said...

I love this photo! What a great post. I hope that I can be as secure in myslef one day, I'm getting there. What are darling family. They are lucky to have such a strong mom! Here's to 40!

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. What a great post. And what a great attitude. The accompanying picture is JUST perfect! : ) Good luck with your mission to become Ms. Jeanette : )

♥ Kathy said...

haha! You go girl!

CaJoh said...

So often we are wanting to be older, then when we actually are, we wonder if we ever were children. I love how you embrace your aging gracefully and with a spring in your step. It strikes a wonderful balance between getting older and having a child-like outlook.

Emmy said...

Love the song you used to sing :)

I am going to turn 30 this year and it is amazing how much more of a grownup that makes me feel like I should be :) Though people that see me on the street always think I am barely 20.

4boyzmdmom said...

Love the photo!! I love your attitude, also. I love the idea that even though I'm already fabulous 41, I can still change for the better!