Writer, Blogger, Humorist, Author of Gonepausal
I’m cheap, hate to shop and have anxiety about driving more than 100 miles alone. I can’t order a $10 glass of wine without getting a small rash. The tollbooth gives me buyer’s remorse as flinging in a $1.50 reminds me of the free back roads. Shopping makes me antsy, and after 10 minutes rifling through a clothing rack I desperately run for the nearest exit with some poor sales girls running after me.
I love sports and politics, although discussing politics has become more like a duel to the death than a conversation these days. Sports is good neutral territory and I don’t get into too many fights talking about college basketball or football, although ironically it is getting more difficult to find a man with whom to watch games.
Is there anything that doesn’t bring me anxiety? I love to ride horses, this is anxiety proof except when the jumps get too big. I have been aiming at them for over 38 years and still cherish every minute in the saddle. I am now an ex-runner as I feared for my knees and the possibility of developing a limp in my old age. I have switched to weights, walking and yoga. I am very bad at yoga and more than once felt like running out of class screaming. I love my new little rescue dog Tulip and envy her hair color and innate ability to pose for a picture. (That's her below!)
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