Both Ends

Candle Burning at Both Ends

Increasingly, I am coming to understand what is meant by the phrase “Burning the candle at both ends.” I am currently pursuing two different jobs, both of which I like, but I am reminded almost daily that I am now 56, not 26 – I mean, tonight I “took a nap” from 7:30PM till almost 9:00PM – what adult does that? (I am actually waiting for a LOT of you to chime in here and admit that you do, too!) In an effort to get a little ahead in my life, I am starting to question if these efforts will not eventually cause me to collapse, LOL! Sigh…

Sometimes I get a little sad that my life is not what I imagined it would be at this point (imagine Robin Leach here, doing a voice-over about my “rich and famous” lifestyle). But when I think about all that IS great in my life – a spouse I adore that adores me back, not one but TWO jobs that I truly enjoy, a small but great circle of friends, a family that is no more or less crazy than anyone else’s – I realize that maybe Robin Leach had it wrong all this time. Or maybe I did…

Maybe my lifestyle was never supposed to be rich and famous in the monetary and celebrity sense, but rather rich in all things beyond value and famous for living a life full of joy and happiness… I think THAT is the life I was always “supposed” to have – and look, I just might have it…  🙂

That said, and with all thankfulness due The Universe, every night I still ask to win the Mega Millions, Powerball or Classic Lottery – I mean, a boy can dream, right? And, more than anything, great life or not, I definitely would like to avoid this:

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