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Sizing Up Our Lives

While shopping at clearance sales online like all of us during Covid, I always read the comments of the women who bought before me prior to purchasing anything. Descriptions and photos can be deceiving. What’s the fabric really like? Does it shrink? Usually, the recommendation is to “size up” when buying said garment. Things run small. It got me to thinking, maybe it’s time to “size up” my life.

In this pandemic, my life is definitely running small. It really doesn’t have to. There’s an entire internet world out there that needs my voice. Yep, I still have one of those. Why am I keeping Her quiet? There’s nothing wrong with making my Life Britches bigger. Playing small, comfortable as it may feel, makes no sense at middle age.

“If not now, when?” is more than just a saying. It gets truer every day. Even during this pandemic, is there some way you can size up your life? How can you take up more space within your own existence on this Planet?

We can’t stop living and keep waiting until the pandemic is officially over to make future plans. That’s exactly what we did when we were stuck in the unhappy marriage and we all know we waited wayyyy too long.

The time to get on with it is now. None of us know what the future brings, but it is also true that we make our future. Remember making plans? Taking classes in person? Actually going to new places? These options still exist, just in a pandemic way.

Hello to the new abnormal that is the norm. We all feel more than a little “off,” but it’s time to put on a mask and our Big Girl pants and start doing. As of this day, there is no date in the future where there is no Covid. This is our life now. But we have all lived through a major life shift before. We are prepared for what big change feels like, and we can handle it.

Stop staying small. Size up your life. It’s been running a few sizes too small since this New Abnormal began. Even confined to our homes we are capable of making big changes. Now is not the time to be “starting to get started.” You already know what you should be doing. That dream put off. Don’t think of it as trying something new. Just do it as if you’ve been doing it all along. Who’s gonna know, right?

There aren’t any comments to read from others to inform our choices. We can run our ideas past somebody, but this can hold us back if we don’t get the positive feedback we are seeking. No one is ever going to be as enthusiastic about your “crazy” notions than you are. Dive in. Live large. Size up!

We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!

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