The truth is, I do indulge myself a little the more in pleasure, knowing that this is the proper age of my life to do it - Samuel Pepys
My best friend is learning how to play guitar. She never wanted to be a rock star, as far as I know, and best I can recall, her singing is not going to make her famous. But she's always wanted to play an instrument and when she tried guitar, she fell in love with it.
I myself am learning to speak Swedish and am trying to get in shape for a triathlon.
Odd behaviors for women over 40? Perhaps, but Ang and I don't care. We love learning and we love our new-found hobbies.
Sometimes I think that's one problem people have - just doing something they enjoy. We've always got this huge To Do list in our heads and we feel guilty if we put that aside for a while and do something for no other reason than we want to. But guess what. I can do those dishes now and I'll just have more to do tomorrow, or I can put them off and sit and play a game with my family now. I can worry about the bills that need to be paid though my funds are low, or I can just forget about it while I watch Doctor Who with my hubby.
One thing is for sure. "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
One way I'm going to indulge in pleasure this weekend is by going to a concert with my sister-in-law. She won tickets and we are so excited to be seeing the classic rock group Heart. Now there are 2 ladies who are really thriving after 40. They still sound amazing and I can't wait to see them live. If you aren't familiar with their music, just watch this little reminder and I bet you'll either say, "Oh, yeah. I know them," or, "Holy cow! I have to get some Heart!" Or both.