Damn, I have been talking about this for a long time. Definitely had a lowkey midlife crisis for a few months--but it's ridiculous to continue to squander valuable and limited brain real estate on something you can't change. So better to just work on things you can change. That's what I will continue to do.
I have always admired Sandra Day O'Connor for having an outstanding career after raising her family; I hope I continue to have the kind of energy that takes. Being an activist suits me and I am going to work my hardest to "re-brand" eating disorders as serious illnesses that deserve society's support. The funding inequalities are astonishing; I think greater public EDucation will help change this. We're not getting our piece of the pie. That needs to change.
My juggle now is to find my voice. I can't be quite as unfiltered as is my style, but part of what makes me effective is to say things others might not. I really appreciate all the support I am getting and am hoping to partner with some cool new people on the Twitter front. Stay tuned.
I highly recommend a day filled with all your favorites the day before a big birthday. Had a relaxing and wonderful sleepover with my good friend, Michele; I made a nice pasta, salad and bread for dinner last night and she and Mr. Fix-it and I watched American Hustle. I stayed up until 11 p..m. on a school night! This morning we had mimosas while watching Blue Jasmine (LOVED IT), then massages at a day spa to which I will definitely return--pampering without snootiness. Skype call with my PITAs and then book group with my water polo moms. Coworker lunch date and lans for a nice dinner out with Mr. Fix-it tomorrow night.
It's a good life; I enjoy living it. I hope I get to do it for a lotta more years.
P.S. If you know anyone that wants to put me on the TV or radio, I really enjoy doing it; I feel like I am connecting with people and getting the message out. I can't embed the tape of my radio interview, but here's the link. Boy, I am meeting really nice, ethical people--it's restoring my faith in humanity.