The Game of Life

Man, oh, man how I wish I could start over. I know that in my heart of hearts that’s not really the case, but it’s sad that as a human being, I’ve only just begun to understand the world and my place within it. As a nearly-40-year-old who has made her share of mistakes, I wish I could go back and talk to my almost-20-year-old self and tell her to not be so afraid. I really mourn all the things I might have accomplished if my two selves had summoned that conversation all those years ago. If I’d known the rules of the game in advance.

Now, I’m no longer afraid, but part of the hassle of growing old is having to constantly convince yourself that it’s not too late, even as society tells you otherwise. You have to be your own cheerleader and build the strength everyday to keep a smile on and forge ahead.


The point is, life is reality great, and the key to winning the game is always keeping that in mind, no matter how close to losing it seems you are.





3 thoughts on “The Game of Life

  1. Swati

    I knew I was way behind in my blog reading, but had not realized that its been almost a year since I actually followed your blogs till I read your last post on Vintage today and followed you here, tracing the posts to May 11.

    Interesting that despite shifting your perspective, the posts are still, for the most part, about feelings. Sometimes I feel I am all shifting emotion, sans substance. Where are the clear thoughts, those sharply etched ideas from our youth? How do we end up being so tuned to the inner world’s winds and tides? Does it have something to do with staying home which makes introspection more of stagnation than progress?

    Forgive me for presuming an echo if there is none. After all a moment’s snapshot, even if it seems to agree, does not make kindred souls.

  2. Tiffani

    I just wanted to thank you for helping me find a book that I had been looking for forever! All I could remember was: I found it, I picked it up, and I put it in a cage! Your blog is wonderful. Thank you for the Vintage site again. I will tell all my friends. This is a fun new find!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s