The opposite day, I used to be serious about this funny quote from Nora Ephron:
“We now have a sport we play once we’re ready for tables in eating places, the place you must write the 5 issues that describe your self on a bit of paper. After I was [in my twenties], I’d have put: bold, Wellesley graduate, daughter, Democrat, single. Ten years later not a kind of 5 issues turned up on my record. I used to be: journalist, feminist, New Yorker, divorced, humorous. At the moment not a kind of 5 issues turns up in my record: author, director, mom, sister, blissful.”
What would your phrases be? After I first posted about this quote seven years ago, my children had been toddlers, and my phrases had been “author, buddy, mom, sleepy, loving.”
As of late, I’d as an alternative say: “author, buddy, mom, walker, impressed.” First, I obtained actually into walking over the previous few years and treasure my every day neighborhood strolls a lot. And by “impressed,” I actually imply that TV exhibits, films, books, podcasts, and so forth. as of late are so good, and I really feel energized by that. And with social media — like Succession parodies and McSweeney’s posts — it seems like everyone seems to be discussing tradition on a regular basis, and I’m right here for it.
On a podcast just lately, comic/author/actress Amy Poehler, who’s 50, mentioned: “I’m simply digging this time. I used to be simply saying to a buddy of mine the opposite day, there ought to be one other time period in addition to like midlife disaster. Like everybody likes to say, she/he’s having a midlife disaster. I’d like to rebrand some model of that the place you began having, like, a, I don’t know, a midlife discovery or breakthrough. Renaissance. Re-nai-ssance.” I agree with that! I imply, winter is darkish, and the pandemic feels endless, and common life has main ups and downs, however I’m 42 and simply really feel, I don’t know, like myself proper now.
I’m curious to listen to: How would you describe your self in 5 phrases throughout this chapter of your life? And one other quip from Ephron: “I’ve a idea that kids bear in mind two issues — whenever you weren’t there and once they threw up.”