But I am FORTY!
And I will be FORTY ONE a week from this Friday!
I could say this til the cows come home and it wouldn't make any difference anymore.
Yes, I am forty and I will be forty one, but I am alive and whole and happy when I dance. That is who I am and age means nothing when it comes to the needs and dreams of my soul.
This week, for Wishcasting Wednesday, Jamie Ridler asks us:
What do you Dare?
I dare to defy convention.
I dare to defy my own understanding of age.
I dare to defy what other's would have me believe.
Above all, I now, officially, dare myself to be Significant and Shiny.
No more hiding.
No more thinking small.
No more justifying thinking small.
No more putting it off.
Today, I want to turn Jamie's Wishcasting around, and so:
I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU!
I double dog dare you to be the significant being you were born to be.
I double dog dare you to stop hiding, to stop thinking small, to stop limiting yourself, to stop justifying this slow death you are living.
I double dog dare you to set your dreams free.
I double dog dare you to live the happy, full, beautiful life we are all meant for.
I double dog dare you to stop the damn excuses, to murder that cast of opera divas who live in your head, to drown each and every freaking gremlin who comes to your door.
I double dog dare you to stop living with all these damn rules about who, what, when, and where!
I double dog dare you to spin and twirl through this life while wearing sparkles and bitch boots.
I double dog dare you to believe in it all because it's more fun that way!
I double dog dare you to have the faith and awe about life of your wee child self -- the one who knew she could touch the moon outside her bedroom window; the one who knew every single person on this planet would want to watch her dance; the one who knew that life was sweet like ripened summer blueberries.
How's that for some wishcasting?
(Photo & Text Copyright: Christine C. Reed, blisschick.net, 2009)