Okay, I don't usually just post thoughts, as I like looking at photos when I visit other blogs, but this time, I just have to share a funny story! A son of a friend of mine stopped by my blog for a visit, after the prompting of his mother, and his post about my blog on his brand-new blog, cracked me up. Apparently, to the around 20-year-old crowd, my blog title "Goddess of Whimsy" aligns me with the cougars of the world! Apparently during Greek and Roman mythology lessons these days, kids are only learning about Aphrodite, because otherwise, the term "goddess” would mean more than just beauty and love. Whatever happened to the goddess of home or the hunt or fertility—just to name a few? I happen to believe that I have a bit of goddess in me—the whimsical sort! I love swirls, swishes, and bling, reasons to celebrate, reliving memories, and making the world a more fanciful place, and I promise that except for a crush on the grown-up Harry Potter and Edward Cullen (both fictional btw and technically, Edward is over 100), there isn’t the least bit of cougar in me!
Additionally, during the discussion of my blog, I got termed “middle-aged!” Granted, I am in the latter half of my 30’s, but I in no way feel or consider myself middle-aged! I know it is all a matter of perspective, but getting called middle-aged was a blow! Mind you, the students I teach tell me I act more like a kid than an adult, and my husband of nearly 20 years impatiently waits for me to grow up! I probably could have even allowed this fallacy to slide off me without notice had it not preceded a comment about the perceived drudgery of middle-aged life! What on earth, he asked, could women of my age have to blog about? Apparently, I am so old as to have stopped having experiences worth sharing with others! LOL
I guess it is time I start acting my age, and while to a 20ish-year-old that means eating Tums and using arthritis rub, I know it means getting ready for some tubing down the Guadalupe River when we visit San Antonio this summer, jeeping and hiking above tree-line (up around 12,000’ above sea level), enjoying Walt Disney World and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, singing Ke$ha at the top of my lungs while driving….. Thank goodness wisdom comes with age. Imagine the life I’d be living if I lived like I thought I would when I was 20! It’s a good reminder that the years ahead of me don’t have to be anything like I imagine them to be; they can be much more!