All my life I have been a people pleaser. I have never wanted to assert my own wants over others. Last year, as my 70th birthday was approaching, I started to reassess my life.
For 10 years I had wanted a garden make-over, but my husband was very resistant. Then on my 69th birthday I thought, ‘why not’ so I called a landscaper and now have a lovely, easy to manage, garden.
Another wish, that I had had, all my life, was to own a dog. That dream came true at on Boxing Day when I picked her up from the rescue centre.
My final fling concerns my hair, stupid I know! I loath going to the hairdresser. I feel really I intimidated but I am no good a doing it myself. So I have let it grow and can now put it up in a bun. It was very hard, as it spent a very long time in the scruffy stage. After a few false starts, it is long enough and it is such a relief.
All the things, although trivial in themselves, have had a huge effect on my happiness. Having reached my 70 this year, I feel more contented than I can remember for a long time.
Any one else done anything liberating?
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