Another year older? Just another number.

Nine days to go and I hit 69.

I embrace the number – hey it’s a multiple of 3! – and I feel it’ll be a good one. I’ll be celebrating in the Lake District and that always means visiting Theatre by the Lake in Keswick. Three shows are booked (another 3) and we set off on the 6th.
I’m so positive it hurts.

I never thought I’d last this long – often didn’t want to last this long. But that’s in the past and right now I want to wring every drop out of my days.

So, to anyone who turned 69 this year,
and fellow Virgos
and fellow Tigers (my Chinese Sign)
and fellow Vines (my Druidic Sign)
have an absolutely wonderful year.

And if you celebrate any special day this year, then you have a great one too.

Embrace yourself, your uniqueness, your choices. We are all special  and deserved to be loved and to love.

Published by Marilyn

Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder after fifty years in the mental health system I decided to share my experiences and consider the impact my health has had on my well-being. Being creative is the mainstay of my life and it's how I express my deepest emotions. Photography, writing, and design challenge me and help keep me rooted in the present.

4 thoughts on “Another year older? Just another number.

  1. I wanted to come back to this post and send my wishes in advance in case I miss the big day. I’ve never been to the Lake District but I hope you have a lovely time and enjoy all the theatre shows! Safe travels for the 6th and in prep for your 69th.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  ♥🌷😊
    Caz xx

    1. Oh Caz, I don’t know how far it is from you but promise yourself you’ll go one day. The Lake District is wonderful in so many ways. Lakes, mountains, coast, bookshops, cafes, theatre, Arts & Crafts properties, Lakeland poets, and much more. Thank you so much for your birthday wishes. Have a happy and healthy week. Maz X

  2. My daughter insists she’s coming back from NZ for my 70th in December.
    What 70th? I told all my children at least ten years ago that I wouldn’t be having any more birthdays…
    (I think they’re afraid that if they forget mine I’ll have permission to forget theirs.)

    1. Hi Big celebrations are anathema to me but I did a whole family thing at Georgian House Hampton Court for my husband’s 70th! My 40 was in Paris, 50 in Dublin, 60 in Lake District. So next year 🎉 watch this space.

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