Keep On Keeping On

Do you ever feel like you just can’t keep up? You’re like, “Um, yeah. Keep talking.” Well, I love my life and I do get in a nice amount of leisure time. But when it comes to my day job and running Becoming, my brain can only handle so much. And Becoming is really taking off, and there’s so much more I want to bring to you.

WI got to keep on keeping on.

And to do that, I got myself a sidekick. Maggie. And I assure you; you will love her as much as I do. She’s one heck of a writer. Brilliantly thoughtful and weaves in a nice dose of humor.

So without further ado, here’s Maggie…

I have joined Becoming. I have loved this website/newsletter since its inception because, well, I got it.

There are two meanings to look at in this Becoming. One being handsome or attractive. “That is a very becoming beret you have on today, Trudy.” The other is a verb meaning “to begin to be, to develop or grow into.” For once in my pun-lacking, wordplay deficient life…I got it!

Jennifer first broached the idea of my writing for Becoming to my daughter, Annie, during one of their dates in NYC, where Jennifer sometimes jetsets and Annie went to school and now works. Annie told me about the idea and I thought that would be nice because I like this whole Becoming vehicle that Jennifer has put together here but I didn’t expect anything would really happen. So, I waited.

And then it happened.

Over the holidays, Jen and I got together for drinks, dinner, bowling (the woman’s form, seriously!) and we discussed what could we do and how could we do it together and this is the first part of what is sure to be a very entertaining chapter of our friendship.

As for me, I have been married, I have three girls 20, 18, and 14, I am divorced, I’m married again. I have created my own little business which is now keeping me busy enough that I need another me. I’m 52 and my husband and I are moving to the first place that will be just ours. I don’t know what the future holds but I have the confidence of my age and the spirit of excitement that a woman gets when she is herself and no longer known as someone’s daughter, sister, mother, wife. Just Maggie. And we’ll see what happens.

Thank you Jennifer for inviting me to this.

No, Maggie, thank YOU!

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Here’s some insight to help you keep on keeping on…

16 Signs You’re Headed for Burnout

How to Ask for Help

Take a Staycation

“We who are young, should now take a stand

Don’t run from the burdens of women and men

Continue to give, continue to live

For what you know is right

Most of your life can be out of sight

Withdraw from the darkness and look to the light

Where everyone’s free

At least that’s the way it’s supposed to be

We just keep on keeping on

We just keep on keeping on.”

― Curtis Mayfield

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