Monday, August 11, 2008

late bloomer... and that's just fine.

taking a bit of a summer breather, but shall return, but while i'm gone, a new site i've found that i'm loving:

i'm even considering going to a workshop she's co-presenting in Oaxaca in december. i'm asking the universe to help me find, create, receive the money needed to go. it would be the one and only true vacation i've ever taken (that didn't involve family and/or a wedding), and the workshop involves creating a personal artistic journal. i've been offered the opportunity to publish size ate the play, but i've resisted, feeling deep down that the size ate book that gets published needs to be something that is more of an experience that just a book. it will be very visual and engaging. it will contain personal and collaborative art work and activities to be completed by the reader. my show is not a typical one-woman show. it bounces around and is a veritable theatrical collage. the accompanying book that WILL EVENTUALLY GET PUBLISHED (positive thinking!) should be the same. anywho, my point in bringing this up is that i'm hoping this workshop would be the start of a size ate book and workbook to accompany the show. fingers crossed.

one quick thought: spent sunday afternoon with a dear friend of mine who just turned 29. folks were joking with her,

"oh, one more year, and it's all over!"

"what!?" i said with not a little pissiness. "the thirties are SO much better than the 20s. i like myself physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and intellectually now so much more than i did when i was in my 20s. you couldn't PAY me to go back."

and frankly, it only keeps getting better. by 80, i'll be about ready to bloom and bungee jump.


Danielle Mari said...

Amen to the thirties as a rockin' romp. I felt a huge shift when my speedometer turned around... realized that I'm thirty! I don't need to subscribe to Their idea of Beauty. I'm thirty! All my crazy youthful idealism is still here, so it's not youthful and it's just plain Me. I'm thirty! I get to be who I want and how I want. Kiss it, y'all! And although that epiphany occurred seven years ago- it's still fresh, baby.

Mis said...

Agreed! I always say the best thing about being in my 30s is that I'm no longer in my 20s.... Besides, if 40 is the new twenty, we're really just about 12, but with wisdom :) I'll take that!

RahadyanT said...

Many of the positive things that embedded themselves in my psyche while in my 40's are things that I wish I'd paid attention to in my 20's and 30's.

The only bad part about being 45 is having hit the "creepy old guy" demographic.

bdc said...

Here, here to getting further and further away from my 20s each new birthday! Although I just turned 34, I absosmurfly love saying, "Well, back in my 20s when I didn't know any better..." or "Now that I am in my 30s and sooo much wiser..."
I just adore getting closer and closer to becoming WHO I WAS CREATED TO BE. And I know that not everyone BECOMES that person. You have to reach and stretch and fall down (sometimes hard, ouch) and get yourself BACK UP AGAIN to become that person. But I am dedicated to searching for her... for at least the next hour... the next day. Then we'll see what we'll see... :) I am reminded of one of my favorite sayings by someone who I don't necessarily love but do, indeed, admire (Joyce Meyer) -- "I'm not where I need to be, but I'm sure not where I used to be."