It’s time once again for Share Your World, hosted by Melanie of SparksfromaCombustibleMind. Questions are below:

What are you most proud of in the last year?

Several times I took the high road when doing otherwise would’ve been easier and possibly even more beneficial. I feel good about that. I’m becoming a better person, and it looks as if… maybe…I might be growing up!

If you see a puddle on the ground, do you walk around it or give in to the child within and splash about?

It depends on what shoes I am wearing. I would be tempted though! A big pile of autumn leaves is even more tempting.

Do you feel free? Why or why not?

Nope! I have never felt less free in my life. Thanks to Covid, I lost my job and can’t find another one. Unemployment runs out in June or July. Even though employers are not supposed to discriminate against age we all know they do. If I ever work again I will be damned surprised. I feel stuck and under-optioned. Waaah! Enough whining. Now all of this cannot be blamed on Covid. My situation is also the culmination of a lifetime of bad choices and wrong turns.

What life skills are rarely taught but are extremely useful?

Resilience! That’s a good one.

Common sense. If only it could be taught!

One skill I have found to be most useful over the years is that potty-training thing my mom was so adamant about. Thanks, Mom!


I am grateful to have a very nice roof over my head in a safe neighborhood. I’m also grateful for fairly good physical health. (Mental is another story.) I am also very grateful that I/we are still free to practice whatever religion we choose, or no religion whatsoever. Things could be much, much worse.

2 thoughts

  1. Thank you Susan for a very honest Share Your World! I hope your job situation turns around soon, but you’re right. That glass ceiling is far too real (and discriminatory). My sympathies! I’m glad you live in a good area though and have a roof over your head. There is a lot to be said for perspective, and you seem to keep a positive one, even with your trials! Take care!

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