Milestones & Memories

 milestone = important event, one that occurs at a critical time

memory = something that is remembered, mental representation

Not sure about the “important” or “critical”.  Yesterday was a milestone b-day and I ain’t sayin’ the number, but social media being what it is, I’m sure that number is out there somewhere.  As the lady in the commercial says, “Age is only a number, and mine’s unlisted”.  😉

I don’t feel old(er).  Too bad the mirror tells me I am.  I suppose a facelift is a possibility, but I don’t have 20K to spare, and from some I’ve seen, I’m not so sure I’d [truly] want to go there.  Lips kissing my earlobes—as in mine—is not that winsome a look.

FBmom1babcThe memories?  I buried my mom on Monday.  The service was short and pleasant.  And emotional.  When the celebrant played “Amazing Grace”, Niagara Falls erupted.

For decades, I took care of my mom.  Now, it’s time to take care of me, so people keep telling me.  And they’re right.  I’ve neglected myself in many ways.  I need to look after me—by wearing a new hat (like a lady at a royal ceremony might sport, though technically I suppose that would be called a  fascinator) and viewing life and the world with fresh [not fatigued or anxious] eyes, and maybe embracing that age that makes me wince and grimace.  Some people are good with getting older; they welcome it and wear it like a silver crown or a badge of honor.  Power to them. 

For the next week or so, I’ll likely continue to reflect on the memories [good, bad, sad] that have brought me to this milestone.  I’ll honor them . . . and I’ll offer gratitude to all that’s made me what I am today. 

And on that note-speaking of milestones and memories—I have a coronation to watch (and I’m not referring to that entertaining soap-opera-dense street)!

Author: tylerus

I'm primarily a writer of fiction and blog posts, and a sometimes editor and proofreader of books, manuals, and film/television scripts. Fact-checking and researching, organizing and coordinating are skills and joys (I enjoy playing detective and developing structure). My fiction audience: lovers of female-sleuth mysteries. My genres of preference: mysteries (needless to say), women’s fiction, informative and helpful “affirmative” non-fiction. So-o, here I am, staring up a new blog for aspiring and established e-Book writers. The plan: to share the (long) journey of getting to this stage, and share "learnings" and "teachings". There's a lot I hope to accomplish with this blog, but it may be a while before that happens as there's a lot on the ol' plate - taking care of Mom, working full-time, and attempting to get another book in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series written (never mind blog postings and other writing projects). It's very challenging and it's all good. As I like to say: teeny focused baby steps are just as effective as long forceful strides. It may take a little longer, but we will get there.

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