No matter how old we are I believe what do you want to be when you grow up crosses our mind more often than not. It sure does me. I don’t feel old, just wiser, maybe. It has been a year since a group of bloggers over 50 got together to write about our life. Last year I told you my story of retiring and what I did. I followed my dream of creating. This year it has been a year of perseverance.
Well, I am still creating and enjoying it but this year I had a bumpy ride. I don’t really like to talk about myself. My life is quiet and I am not complaining at all. But I had a little health scare in February. And when that happens what do you want to be when you grow up really enters into it.
I had a TIA (small stroke) on February 17th as I was working with MaAnna Stephenson of Blog Aid converting the blog over to HTTPS. As I was waiting for her to tell me what to do I got up to go to the kitchen sink. I stumbled. When I sat back down at the kitchen table to respond to her question I had such a hard time typing on the right side of the keyboard. My brain knew the letters to type but the right hand typed something else.
I got through it and went to bed. Probably not the best thing to do. I called my friend the next morning and told her I think I had a stroke. She came right over and took me to the hospital. I was there for three days.
Do you know what got me through it? The blog, Shoppe No 5. It was the week I was doing the Crafty DeStash Challenge and the Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge. I was doing the last minute stuff from my cell phone for the Crafty DeStash post in the emergency room while waiting to go to my room. Then I had to work on the Thrift Store Upcycle post after that.
I did have 5 weeks of therapy. And could not drive! Thank goodness I have the wonderful friends.
And all the while I continued to work on the projects for the blog and booth. Another friend who also has a booth where I am made sure the stuff was displayed and tidy. I was glad I had enough posts written so I could post one a week.
I worked hard and got through it. So I thought I would do a recap of what I worked on during that time. To tell you the truth I wasn’t sure if I would be able to do it. I’ve started posting 2 to 3 times a week again. And I realized I am doing what I want to be when I grow up. How about you? Have you had a health scare? Are you doing what you love?
Some Signs of a Stroke
Numbness in your Arms or Face
Trouble Speaking or Confusion
Changes in Vision
Of course, I am not a doctor so if you experience any of these symptoms or don’t feel right contact your doctor or call 911. And now for some fabulous reading be sure to visit all of my friends who also wrote about life after 50.