What do you do when you reach a cross roads and your road map for life is missing its second page? How do you successfully raise the curtain to the second act? Despite what your Facebook friends have you believe by daily postings of wonderfully clever sayings depicted on colourful posters, life does not come with signage. This blog is Judy’s quest to find the signage that leads through the mysteries of midlife. Judy is like a good roast, well seasoned on the outside, but tender on the inside. Judy’s motto is that life is always better when one’s creative muscle gets a regular and thoroughly humorous workout.
OK, let’s ditch the webspeak like someone else is describing me and switch to the more natural first person. I have always been suspicious of a person who refers to themselves in conversation in the third person and besides this is not a business blog.
The following sentence nicely encapsulates where I am at and also contains a neat curtain drawing reference, so seemed doubly relevant:
But as we need to draw back curtains before we can let sunshine into sheltered spaces, we may have to move some of the barriers against happiness that we keep in our own minds.
In April 2012, I undertook the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. It was a journey lasting thirty days and twenty six posts. Looking back on those posts it seems I revealed a fair bit about myself along the way. Now, I would love nothing more than for you to read all twenty six posts, but because you’re smart and stumbled on this page, I present to you the executive summary of me through my Challenge posts.
- I’m an Aussie and live in the land of the perpetual BBQ and am constantly throwing shrimp (prawn) at it.
- I don’t do Bikram Yoga, but admire anyone who does.
- I have two teenage sons and a husband, the Italian Stallion, all of whom provide great blog fodder.
- Passionate about equality for the disabled and issues relating to this topic, although not disabled myself.
- Have fantasies about breeches and Mr Darcy, several Mr Darcys in fact!
- Love baseball and especially the Boston Red Sox.
- Been to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium and that’s how much of a tragic I am.
- There’s nothing better to wear than a great pair of blue denim jeans.
- Not into fake, game playing people – don’t waste my time and yours.
- I take gratitude out of the small things in life and have given myself permission to stop and smell the roses. It took me some time to get to this point after a great many years of trying to control my future.
- You’ve made it past the first 10! Congratulations, you can pass “Go” and collect $200*.
- *$200 in Curtain credits that is. I’ll come up with a use for them eventually.
- Love word play, humour, rhyming poetry and punning. I have yet to inflict the blogging world with my schlocky rhyming poetry but you never know. Birthdays and Barmitzvahs are a specialty.
- I am drawn to quirkiness in people. It makes life and them far more interesting. I also like wise people.
- I admire anyone who is truly happy. That’s not because I’m unhappy. But happiness is the sweet success of life.
- I love scuba and snorkelling and water sports of any kind. The fish world is soothing and calming and most coordinate colour better than I do.
- I am the official refiller and roll changer in my house – mostly because all of the other inhabitants are male.
- My ambition is to write and am doing a writing course. I have only recently tried my hand at fiction and may explore that realm a little more.
- Zumba is a great way to exercise, have some fun and listen to some great latin beats.
- Congratulations! You’ve reached “Go” again. Your prize? Not having to read anymore!
So having survived the orientation, here’s your ticket to ride.
Welcome aboard the curtain raising bus!
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