#NaNoWriMo Day 1: What’s going down?

I’m back. And I’m participating in #NaNoWriMo again this year. I’m excited. I have to write. And instead of writing out a book like I did the first year, or try editing the book, like I did the second year, I’m going to use writing prompts to share a little more about myself and document it for the few who will click to possibly read.

I bought this book for myself while shopping at Target. If you’re like me, well, I can’t have enough journals or books. This one, though, I thought was cooler. I didn’t necessarily have to write in it if I didn’t want to, but use the questions as prompts. So here I am taking about 30 questions out of 3,000 Questions About Me and today is the first day.

I was going to ask folks for random numbers and I’d look up the question that correlates and I’d have to answer it, but then I didn’t think anyone would have so much interest to even want to pick a number. So I’m opening a page, running my finger down the line and answering….

How do you feel about getting older?

Well, I feel all right about it. I don’t dread it, besides the fact that biologically it does shrink my time for an attempt to have a family. I understand that it’s a part of life and that just as any cycle, our time here must end only to begin again elsewhere.

I’ve learned to accept the fact that this cycle of life happens. I don’t want to stop it or even slow it down. I want to enjoy it. I want to love my family as much as I can and be as happy as I can with them because time is of the essence. I’ve been OK saying goodbye to loved ones recently who I know lived long lives and who were dearly loved by those around them. I’ve come to accept the fact that I’ll eventually have to say goodbye to everyone I know. What a lonely thing to consider, but at the same time I’d also come to accept the fact that I would too leave.


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