21 September 2012

The Truth Acccording to Women.





Ooh I do love a #Listography and Kate Takes 5 has come up with Top 5 Truths According to Women [of a Certain Age!].

Here are my five things I have learned by age 48:

1)  Know your limits.  You don't have to be everything to everybody. A rest won't kill you.

2)  Please yourself.  If you fancy flowers / jewellery / whatever, you don't need to rely on other people - get your own.

3)  Lower your expectations - it's expectations that hurt.  But that doesn't mean you have to drop your standards.

4)  Be true to yourself - it will pay off in the long run.  Even if you don't understand a certain feeling at a particular time, let it guide you and it will - one day - make sense. 

5)  Having children is the most important thing you'll ever do.  Find yourself a good man to settle down with earlier than is fashionable.  Ideally, have the little blighters while you've still got the energy you'd otherwise be burning at the gym, because once that's all gone (and, let's face it, you'll never get it back), you'll find yourself counting down the hours until bedtime from the moment you get up.  AND it's undoubtedly best to undertake this herculean task with someone you love and who loves you back unreservedly.

I think there's a book in the making with all the other words of wisdom on this particular Linky!

19 comments:

  1. All good pearls of wisdom. I think the book thing is an urban myth which I may have inadvertently started. Woops.

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    1. Yes, you did, but , nevertheless, I think it's a brill idea X

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  2. Very wise words indeed lovely lady - actually point one really resonated with me - its actually really important to know your limitations in the interests of self care. And so right about lowering expectations!. X.

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    1. You're so kind. I often have second thoughts about these things, but then decide to be honest and that being me - including my limitations - is all I can be - and I feel that is all and enough, so to have that feedback is wonderful, lovely lady yourelf, thank you. I will miss you at the MAD blog Awards more than you will ever know XXX

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    2. I would love to have come along to the MADS. Have a brilliant time - and give me the low down when you get back! X.

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  3. Agreed with every one. I think remembering you don't have to be everything to everybody is a very good thing to remind oneself of every morning.
    I might have to have a think and join in.

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  4. I wish I could put no. 1 into practise - I'm always trying to look after everyone else and be who they want me to be.
    And 3 and 4? You're like the Dalai Lama in your wisdom. How do you do it?

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    1. You're brilliant! Years of frustration. And therapy? ;)

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  5. These strike me as very wise words. Seriously, I think there is the essence of a book here. Number 2 is definitely something I don't have a problem with... to the point of self-indulgence! Number 3 gave me real food for thought. So true.x

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  6. Wise and profound/ Although I've never really understood what be true to oneself means. I I were to carry it through I'd obey the impulse to nick the last Malteser from my children's packet, bunk the family service, leave abrasive comments on blog posts that annoy me and defraud the tax man....

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    1. Oh I understand. I am always torn too. It is the hardest thing you'll ever do - but why not try 50 / 50?!

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  7. Absolute gems I have to say - I may have to read this post every morning before beginning my day.

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    1. Thank you kate and well done on making the netmums Blog of the Week with it!

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  8. Good advice - love your blog. Just started following. x

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    1. Thank you *wanders off to check you out*

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  9. Great words of wisdom. I think the lower your expectations but not your standards is a really good one! And knowing your limits too. Admitting you need a break is so often seen as failure these days but it really isn't.

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm going to see if you've joined in *wanders off* X

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