You would think I had had enough of the alphabet with the AtoZ Challenge throughout April. However, this week’s prompt from Denyse Whelan Blogs made me actually take time to consider words that would describe me. We will be completing the alphabet in a few weeks so you can then say you know me from AtoZ!
It was not so easy to describe myself but here goes…..
Me from ‘A’ to ‘L’
I would describe myself as living a fit and active lifestyle. I love running, yoga and strength training but I also love to go for a walk where I can appreciate my surroundings. Keeping active and healthy is very important to me, having lost my mother at 63, my father at 66 and my brother at 65 all to the big ‘C’.
I’m a blogger and started my blog Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond, three years ago. I love the connections and friendships I have made with both readers and other bloggers. It really is a supportive community and I’m thrilled to have been nominated for the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards.
I have a caring nature which I think I inherited from my Mum. Of course, sometimes I can go overboard and feel the need to always make things right for those I love. It is hard to step back and watch our loved ones make mistakes but we have to let them so they learn life’s lessons.
I’m never one to shy away and pride myself on my determination to achieve my dreams and goals. Regular readers would know that I’ve just achieved my goal of completing 26 posts for the AtoZ Challenge in April. However, my greatest fitness achievement which required determination and dedication was running a full marathon at age 55. I still feel proud of that!
No not from the stage, but I do like to entertain our friends and family. I love cooking and especially our Christmas family get-togethers, the grandchildren’s birthday and of course Christmas in July which I started last year with some friends.
I like to think I’m a friendly person and also a good friend. It costs nothing to give a smile or say hello but it could make someone’s day.
I’m a pretty generous person. I love to give to others whether it be time, gifts or making huge meals when I cook!
I’m 60 and healthy which I am grateful for. I work at it by being active and making healthier food choices most of the time. Of course, I have my treats but usually I eat nourishing food to give me the energy I need for my running. My husband and I recently decided to give alcohol a rest for a while and we have now notched up 10 weeks!
Just so you know that I’m not perfect I can reveal that I am quite impulsive. I rush head long into things. I would like to be more level headed and measured in my thinking. That is why my husband and I are well suited – he is the level headed one and I’m the one that says ‘oh let’s just do it!’ I could write a book about my impulsiveness!
I know, not a trait but ‘J’ is a hard one. So ‘J’ is for Japan and the cruise we will be taking around Japan in October.
I love karoke although I don’t do it very often – have your heard me sing? I’m available for engagements and I do a ‘mean’ version of the ABBA hit Mama Mia and Dancing Queen. When we went to Stockholm I visited the ABBA museum and sang with ABBA. I did have the video to prove it but I won’t hurt your eardrums. Anyone can get up on the stage and sing with the ABBA group which are holograms. I had all the moves too – just ask my poor husband to had to stand there and watch me!
I have a loving nature and I believe that really shines through to my husband and family. The love I feel for my grandson, Ethan, is nothing like I’ve felt before. Being a Nan is such a special relationship and next month I will have another grandbaby, a brother or sister for Ethan (Rachel and Ian haven’t wanted to know the sex so it will be a lovely surprise). I love making cakes for all my grandchildren on Mike’s side as well as on mine.
What words would you choose to desribe yourself from A to L? Why not try the exercise? You don’t have to be a blogger to do it!
Stay tuned for the next instalment where I describe myself from M to Z!
Let’s Keep Sizzling!