Still working on grad school. Still teaching high school. Still trying to inspire. I think of the term burn out and if it really does exist. Who would I be if I changed something? What would I be? Isn't that the question? Yes, I have been through a lot. I have learned that life is short. So... how much time do you think I have left? Maybe another 50 years. Will I be able to do the things I can do now? Doubtful, right? I mean, I don't think I will have the mobility but I might. What would I do? Can I write books? When will I do this? What kind of legacy will I leave? What message would I like to leave the world? Robin Thicke has this one song called "Lonely World." The words of the last verse goes like this:
"Beautiful mom can you smile?
Can you glow?
Can you sing me my favorite song?
Coffee for one, clothes are clean, kids are gone.
What to do? She's a sleeping sun.
She sees birds fly out of windows.
She watches jealousy.
She says she's too old for new things.
But Mama you got wings."
I think as a society, we are so focused on the young. No wonder that we feel a certain way once you get to be a certain way. I haven't stopped learning. I continue to grow. I continue to adapt and adjust and dream. Are there co-ops for middle aged people trying to re-evaluate and re-commence their passions? Should we start forming support groups? "Hi. My name is Elle. I'm middle-aged." I don't know. I think we are a pretty powerful demographic and maybe we should join forces and rule the world. Maybe I will be the next president: The first ever Latina president!!! LOL!!! Maybe I know the next Latina president. I tell students that skies are the limit, maybe I should start telling myself. Because life is short and God is big. Thank You, God for this abundant life. Praise God!!!
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