IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

If we were having coffee - my round up post for March 2018

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

It's time to celebrate the end of March (and my last post before I tackle the AtoZ Challenge in April.) Why not share another virtual cup of coffee with me while I update you on what's been going on in my life lately. I love a good 'Taking Stock' blog post, so I hope you'll humour me and sit a while with me in a lovely little cafe I love to visit while I share my news.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #9

Midlife - Share The Love Link Party - an exclusive party for Midlife Bloggers


WELCOME

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 9! This is a party that's about generously supporting and encouraging each other's blogging journey.

We are VERY focused on finding Midlife Lifestyle bloggers who want to be part of a proactive group who care about each other and are interested in connecting and supporting each other. If you're unsure if this is for you then please have a read of my intro post that explains things in more detail.

ARE YOU MAKING THE MOST OF MIDLIFE?

Midlife signifies the midway point between who we are and who we're yet to become.

WHAT DOES MIDLIFE MEAN?

Have you ever thought about what Midlife actually signifies? I've been mulling it over lately and I've come to the conclusion that it's a very important milestone that a lot of us have reached and I'm wondering if we're truly appreciating this age and stage?

IS MY MIDLIFE BLOGGING MUSE TAKING A NAP?

Do you ever have those moments when you feel like your blogging muse has deserted you?

WHAT'S HAPPENING TO MY MUSE?

Now that I've decided to go ahead with it, I'm quite relieved that I'm going to tackle the AtoZ Challenge again this year because I'm having one of those moments where my Blogging Muse seems to be taking a nap. Maybe she has a few of those Midlife aches and pains and feels like a little rest would do her good. Whatever her reason, she just isn't running full steam ahead at present and I'm not having to chase her to keep up - instead, I'm sitting around, twiddling my thumbs, and waiting for her to regain her momentum.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #8

Midlife - Share The Love Link Party - an exclusive party for Midlife Bloggers


WELCOME

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 8! This is a party that's about generously supporting and encouraging each other's blogging journey.

We are VERY focused on finding Midlife Lifestyle bloggers who want to be part of a proactive group who care about each other and are interested in connecting and supporting each other. If you're unsure if this is for you then please have a read of my intro post that explains things in more detail.

TACKLING THE A TO Z CHALLENGE IN 2018

#AtoZChallenge - 2018 and I'm tackling the A to Zen of Life (via the Dalai Lama)

THE A TO Z CHALLENGE – 2018

Every year I tell myself I won’t be doing 26 posts in one month – it’s too much to do, it’s too time consuming, it’s too hard to come up with that many new ideas, and the list goes on. But, here I am back again for my THIRD year and keen to jump into the A to Z maelstrom again. 

I can’t believe that I’m excited about this, but the Challenge has sucked me in and I’m keen to take up the mantle again, and also to see what other bloggers are writing about – I learn new stuff and I meet new people – what’s not to love?

BEING REMINDED OF MY WORD OF THE YEAR "RISE"

Like the rising sun that shines - awake my soul and sing (Chris Tomlin)
Photo by Simon Matzinger on Unsplash

WHEN A SONG TOUCHES MY HEART

I mentioned in a post I wrote a few weeks ago that a song I was singing in church brought me to tears because it reminded me that the things we value in life can be given and can also be taken away - and it kills my heart when something I hold close is taken from me.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #7

Midlife - Share The Love Link Party - an exclusive party for Midlife Bloggers


WELCOME

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 7! This is a party that's about generously supporting and encouraging each other's blogging journey.

We are VERY focused on finding Midlife Lifestyle bloggers who want to be part of a proactive group who care about each other and are interested in connecting and supporting each other. If you're unsure if this is for you then please have a read of my intro post that explains things in more detail.

NOT TAKING MY HEALTH FOR GRANTED

Do you ever reach a point where you realize your health isn't as robust as you'd always assumed?

BEING A HAPPY HEALTHY PERSON

All of my life I've been basically healthy. I've been to hospital three times in total - two to have my babies and once to have my shoulder stabilized, 10 years ago. I've always taken my health for granted and I've done very little to stay in a state of general well-being - other than to make healthy choices most of the time and to get on with living and enjoying life in general. All in all I just cruised along and took my lack of illness (I didn't even get a cold most years) for granted.

HOW CAN A MONKEY HELP YOU BEAT STRESS?

How the simple sentence "don't pick up the monkey" changed my stress levels
Photo by Patrick Beznoska on Unsplash

COPING WITH DRAMA

Several weeks ago I wrote a post on Detachment that described the concept of stepping back from drama and creating healthy boundaries. I chose to write about it because 2017 had been an extremely stressful year for me - particularly in the area of my work environment. I had reached the point of needing to make some major changes to be able to stay in my job or alternatively, walking away and starting again.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #6

Midlife - Share The Love Link Party - an exclusive party for Midlife Bloggers


WELCOME

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 6! This is a party that's about generously supporting and encouraging each other's blogging journey.

We are VERY focused on finding Midlife Lifestyle bloggers who want to be part of a proactive group who care about each other and are interested in connecting and supporting each other. If you're unsure if this is for you then please have a read of my intro post that explains things in more detail.

WHAT HAPPENED TO MY MIDLIFE FRIENDSHIPS?

What happens when you start re-evaluating your friendships in Midlife?
Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

FRIENDSHIP QUOTAS

I wrote a post in the earlier days of my blog which asked the question "Do we have a Friendship Quota?" I felt back then that there seemed to be a finite number of friendships that I could manage to maintain and I if one friend was lost, then maybe another would appear to replace them, but the composite total never really seemed to vary.

Now, as I progress further into Midlife, I'm wondering if the quota is actually reducing further and what the reasons are for that.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

If we were having coffee - my round up post (and linky) for February 2018

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

It's time to celebrate the end of February (a day late because February is such a short month!) Why not share another virtual cup of coffee with me while I update you on what's been going on in my life lately. I love a good 'Taking Stock' blog post, so I hope you'll humour me and sit a while with me in a lovely little cafe I love to visit while I share my news.