Hi, I'm Torrey. Welcome to Left Field, where creativity runs amok and imagination is ALWAYS more important than knowledge. Shoes are not allowed but ties are optional. This is a repository of snippets from my life out here in Left Field. One never knows what shiny bits of creativity will be found here... cards, scrapbook layouts, photography, poetry, recipes, ponderings, rantings and musings. It could be anything! Life in Left Field is always changing, always real, always ...interesting.

September 8, 2011

The day after

So yeah, yesterday was a landmark birthday for me. I was 29...again. hahahaha. Ok, seriously. Yesterday I hit the big 5-0. The half-century mark. HALF CENTURY??? ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? When did this happen? Where did that last 20 years of my life go??? I swear it was only yesterday when I was turning 30. *sigh*. I know it's just a "number". I realize that it's not the miles in your life, it's the life in your miles. I am aware that one is only as old as one feels. But, for some reason, this birthday is not setting well with me. AT ALL.

It's not that I LOOK old. Heck, I look somewhere in my early 30s. I don't have wrinkles. I don't have grey hair (thanks to Loreal). My boobs haven't reached my belly button and no age spots have started to crop up. But it has NOTHING to do with "looks".

I guess what it is, is that I'm feeling my mortality. I'm at a point in my life where I am painfully aware that there are things I will never do. This sorta bums me out. I will never have children, which by default means I won't have grandchildren. I won't climb mountains. I won't run a marathon. I won't sing for Disney. I won't have a 401k to fall back on later. I won't run away and join the high-wire act in the circus.

These are things that plague me.They're not regrets...just painful realizations.

My family and friends (except for my sister Heidi, my friend Vicki and my aunt Sherry) are giving me pep-talks and either telling me "how grateful I should be" or to just "put on my big girl panties and deal with it". Heidi, Vicki and Sherry get it. I don't know how to explain this pervading sense of melancholy that has burrowed its way under my skin...but I know those 3 understand. Don't get me wrong...I AM grateful. I DO REALIZE how lucky and blessed I am. That is not the issue. The issue is that I FEEL sort of, well...miserable. I know this will pass. But, for now, I'm bummin'.

I'm just sort of a sad puppy.
Oops, gotta run, phone is ringing. Great, it's AARP. *sigh*

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