Thursday, December 30, 2010

Another Year End Closeout

I'm still here.

It's been awhile since I've sat down to my computer to share a laugh with you. I have been laughing, not as much as I used to, but I'm gradually returning to myself. I would say normal, but that word hasn't been in my vocabulary since Mom gave me the unique name of Gianetta. With a moniker like that you're either destined to a higher power (Gianetta means God in Hebrew) or dinner at your favorite Italian restaurant. (Gianetta's, nice name for a restaurant, don't you think?)

I didn't realize that the loss of my cat, Junior, would have such a profound effect on me. He was only a cat, right?

I gave some advice to a fellow blogger, Rae, about living in the moment. To try and not be so hard on yourself if you don't get everything on your list accomplished. It's okay if you're not out saving the world, curing cancer or able to fit into a super model's size zero jeans.

Isn't it okay to just be who you are? I hope to use this advice myself in the coming year.

Rae has a new blog coming out in the new year. You can check it out on my blogroll.

When I first started blogging I wanted to be funny. I didn't want to share family photos, complain about being a middle-aged fat woman or reminisce about the days when I actually had a job and money in my 401K. Remember 2006, anyone?

I still want to accomplish that!

In the past few months I have toyed with the idea of discontinuing Reflections On A Middle-Aged Fat Woman or changing the name to something else. I have been searching for full time employment and if you google my name you get middle aged fat woman, and to some, particularly those that don't have a sense of humor, or just don't get it, they can become offended and move on to the next candidate.

Or worse, they can realize they might be dealing with a middle aged fat woman and who wants to deal with that. Hormones, hot flashes and swollen feet? Why don't we hire the fresh-out-of-college candidate? They'll accept half as much and just be grateful to have a little cash to start paying on their student loan debt.

But hey, it's a new year filled with new possibilities. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. They are always appreciated. Live more in the moment and take the time to have a laugh, you'll be glad you did.


Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

I have to tell you I appreciate your blog title, but then again, I'm a middle aged fat woman myself. :P

I just hope you keep blogging! :)

Irene said...

You keep hanging in there and keep believing in yourself.

Jane said...

I like your humor,so am now following your blog,hope you will consider following mine as well,blessings Jane

Jane said...

I like your humor,so am now following your blog,hope you will consider following mine as well,blessings Jane

Stacy said...

Love your humor....and I'm a middle-aged fat woman, too. I think it's good for us to be able to know we're not alone and be able to laugh about all the "fun" we're going through. It's either that or become the neighborhood's crazy cat lady. :P

The Carolina Peddler said...

Love your blog! I'm right there with you on the title. No job for me almost 3 years. I'd love to take classes to get a good paying job or any job but who's going to hire a 58 year old chunky? Living on savings right now. I'm sure I'm not the only one. What to do, what to do? Keep up the one really knows what you are thinking!!



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