Sunday, October 20, 2013

when #AARP meets #birthday #dating

do the math ... last year when my friend pho queen was giving me dating advice, i declared in august 2012 that I would be 49 years old. 

yes, it's an 
appropriate response.

fifty ... yes, this year (and in fact, this month) i am turning 50 years old. 

  • i have been to my 30th high school reunion. 
  • i am at the AARP target market age. 
  • i am generally good-to-go with 80s trivia (and maybe even some 70s trivia given the 13" television set my brother and i adored and the teenage magazines i LOVED!).
  • i saw madonna's the virgin tour when i was in college, for which i also experienced the beastie boys for the first time.
    • and while i am at it, i stared up at andy bell's (of erasure) red-costumey-leather-jockstrap-thing from the floor of san francisco's I-Beam when concerts were under $15. (fun time during them I-Beam nights!)
  • my genes (and moisturizer) keep me looking youthful. 
  • i definitely have to stretch more than before, and whether it really helps, i take a multivitamin religiously.
  • i had to REALLY think about whether it was a good idea to hook-up for a two-night stand with a younger guy - because making bad dating decisions is a timeless, ageless thing - aka 1503 ...  remember this, piragua?
july 8, 2010
  • i read (and have read) dr. christiane northup's women health writings since i was told my eggs would start "rotting" (aka being less viable).
  • i appreciate (for the most part) when other people SQUEE when they learn i'm turning 50.
  • i thank bouncers and age-checkers for not carding me.
  • and finally, i know how to spell perimenapaws perimenapause perimenopause. 

back to the dating thing ... last year pho queen (who is approaching mid-30s in a few years) had silver-lining advice for dating older and dating younger men. 

this year, pho queen and i still talk about dating, sex and the city episodes, old school ways of meeting guys, and scary-shitty on-line dating. (yes, this means she and i are single.) now piragua (a mutual friend, also single, also in her 30s) has posed the question - 

"have you signed up for our time?"
~ piragua

fuck. shit.
i'm turning 50.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

in process for 2014 reboot

regroup + reboot ... it is THAT time of year again. 2014 is around the corner. 4th quarter of every year, i get into yhd* mode (albeit i am always in a kind of yhd mode), which has evolved into a mash-up of vision + goals - a form of my keep-on-keeping-on!

inspirational posters wanted ... as i am writing this, i am VERY AWARE that i have not spent time blogging and writing as much as i have in past years. the most recent posts have been -
capturing my vision + goals ... GlobalNiche (on web, twitter, facebook, Google+, pinterest) has  GREATLY contributed to providing me the space for giving and community of receiving support. in fact, perhaps obvious to others in the GN community - my mindset of creating, engaging, and cross-cutting/cross-pollinating communities is what GN is all about - while retaining one's individual and authentic voice. (YES, REALLY!)

- with that, my 2014 reboot means that my 2013 mash-up originally shared in the new year in january (with a refresh in febrauary, then another(!) refresh in may) -

- will be carried over into 2014.
  • as i am mindful of one of the many benefits of behavior design ...
    • "When you know how to create Tiny Habits, you can change your life forever."

  • my 3 words - deliberate, expressive, shift -
    spill into the activities i pursue in ...
  • the 4 areas of yhd -
    • relationships, i.e., relationships, health & body, work
    • creative expression, i.e., creative expression, spiritual, travel & adventure
    • home, i.e., home, possessions
    • finance, i.e., finances, special intention


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