Don’t sweat the small stuff
Just be you.
Do you have days when you just feel like you’ve given up on the will to live? It might be because of niggling worries that overtake you, or a big setback or just a fed-upness that won’t go away.
Lots of little things can put me into the ‘oh crikey I’m spiralling down into a deep dark well’ type of moment; petty things really not life threatening, like a row with my hubby, a slight from a friend or family member, or even an out of sorts type of remark from my mother over the phone.
Life after fifty is no different to being twenty
I’ll think, “For heavens sake Jo, act your age, you’ve been at a point like this before and it’s not that important.”
But then I’ll wobble and a knot builds up that I know will take some unravelling. If I’m not careful it builds into the un-named dread which keeps me awake at night.
Then I start thinking … Is blogging vacuous? Should I better support the family coffers and get a ‘proper’ job? Do I do enough to help others? Am I enough, just enough?
Then the big questions kick in … time is running out after all, so what should we be doing in our fifties and beyond? Enjoying life, taking up a good cause, knitting?
No, please not knitting. I cannot knit.
Often a walk will help with the repair, and a sunset definitely soothes my mind. I’ll go out of my way to do something nice for someone else too.
Or (yikes) yes perhaps a dose of Facebook will also iron out the dread. I jest not. Gah, social media! Even at my advanced age when I should know better, the ego still demands some nurture, so knowing that there are people out there who are like me, who maybe like me, who are interested in my tiny life and who bring me great joy with the posts that they put up about their own lives can help put me back on the road to confidence recovery.
But also (and this proves my total shallowness) a little retail therapy helps as well.
Most of all though at times like these I tell myself, that everything is okay and it’s important to just get on with life and do what you can, with what you’ve got, wherever you are, and as long as it’s legal then bugger what anyone else thinks or says.
Perfect fit Trench Coat
So in my
narcissistic helpful blogging arena where I post photos of me like I’m a fashionista old boiler, today I bring you Le Weekend! Here’s what I what I wore on an autumnal day ‘down south’ and if you like the trench coat which I bought one day when I was in a bit of a funk, I’ve found a similar one at Target to save you time 😉
See, I feel better already!
I couldn’t find an exact match to my Target trench as it was a summer item, but the The Dannii Minogue Petites range has a classic trench coat for this season with a fit and flare cut like mine, which makes it look quite sleek I think. The trench coat from Target below on the right costs $129 and has an all over textured finish, with front pockets, button through front, a removable tie belt that defines the waist and matching straps that detail the cuffs. Fully lined like mine, I think you’ll like the cut and it’s great for day or jazzing up a bit at night with a blingy scarf.
Oh and if you’re into our Ponte Pants challenge, it’s a great length to wear with Pontes! Pictures to Facebook or Instagram please 🙂
What day to day things are likely to upset you these days? And what do you do to get yourself out of a funk?