Not Sure What is Happening to Me…

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Restless, lost, lacking purpose.  Seems strange to think this, write this, and even tell anyone about this, even myself. 

One of my intents for myself and the women of Women Aging Proud is to have integrity with ourselves and each other; to acknowledge our challenges, to speak them out loud and to know we are not alone.

I am always so up and positive and full of desire to make things happen.  My focus with Women Aging Proud has driven all I’ve done these past two years.  

I’ve recently begun to question my focus.  I know that doing all the “right” things to live a full and healthy older life does not come together unless the attitude we have about our aging process is a good one, one where we feel strong and solid in our aging.

So I am on a journey to flesh this out.  How do I best work with you and support you in rewriting a healthy and positive story of aging; one that you believe deep in your being – a story you really accept –  a story that loves your aging self, your changing body, how you place yourself in our anti-aging world.

Can I really make a difference in the lives of aging women?  Do I know what I am doing?  Do I know how to do it?  

What if I just took a few deep breaths, relaxed a little about all this, even have some fun!   After all, this is what I would be supporting you in doing with your lives.  Practice what you preach, Gail.

This journey of mine, it’s very likely you’ve been down this one yourself.  It’s important for me that I tell the truth, to seek out your support.  

Have you ever felt like this – feeling lost, not sure what’s up?   Did you find yourself again? How did you come back around?




  1. Sandy THOMSON July 13, 2016 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Yes. All the time. My kids are leaving one at a time. I am no longer needed like I was. I don’t know what to do with myself. I have taken up farming which is good. I have a reason to get up in the morning. I am doing something that I love and value. I also work with kids at Headstart. That is rewarding too. But’s it hard to believe that that is enough. I know deep down it is. To be present with friends and family. To be present with the land and the plants and animals. To be present with the little kids and babies at Headstart. It is enough. I am enough.

    • Gail Davidson July 14, 2016 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Sandy – I LOVE your honesty, it brought a fullness to me. This is the start of something grand; knowing your vulnerability is opening up what’s next, if that is what is true. It could be an acceptance of “it is enough” a most empowering awareness. Speaking this out load to myself and other women brings us together for support and compassion. I don’t have the answer, and want to work this through with you and others so we are solid in our being – a sureness that brings us forth to whatever “next” may be, if it is.

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Have you felt like this?  How did you come back around to your true self?