Something is going on in the stars right now that is making my life delicious. It must be Jupiter in Aquarius, or maybe it’s Venus in Virgo. Whatever it is, I have been feeling so happy and excited about my life, I feel filled with sheer joy.
Whatever can be wrong with me I wonder? It’s not like bad stuff isn’t happening in the world. It’s not like we have ended the pandemic, or any of the other issues have been resolved. All of that is still there, but somehow I am riding a wave of happiness.
Whatever it is, I wish I could bottle it up and sell it to the masses. I would be a rich woman.
It seemed to start in January. I had some optimism that this year was going to be better. We would have a new president. The vaccines would be available. I signed up for a Clutter Clearing workshop and got busy cleaning and clearing the energy in my house. I worked through room by room especially focusing on my bedroom and my home office. I bought a few beautiful things that added joy and color to my bedroom. I improved the energy flow in my office.
From there I bounced to a Chinese Astrology Class where I found out that I was Yang Water, a trait I shared with several highly successful millionaires. That sounded good. I could be getting rich but it wasn’t a good year for trying anything too ambitious. The best I could do this year, being a Rabbit was to be more elegant.
Well that was mind blowing right there. All through 2020 I had hung out in my leggings and a tie dye t-shirt. It had been years since I really focused in on how I looked. At 70 I was not expecting myself to look classy. I could be happy just putting on a pretty dress now and then, and brushing my over grown hair that had transformed from a pixie cut to a shoulder length mop of white.
There were some designer clothes I had seen on Facebook, a Swedish designer who uses color in a spectacular way. I ordered a dress and then a few more. I found that there were hundreds of women just like me who loved her clothes. I was hooked. I made a thousand new friends who all seemed to be amazing and creative and beautiful. This kind of made up for the fact that so many friends were now staying quietly at home.
My doctor told me to lose some weight and I started playing around with diets like intermittent fasting and low glucose. I stopped with the sugar. That felt good but I didn’t lose weight. Then somehow I heard about a way to lose weight without starving myself or counting calories. I embraced it, and it started to work its magic on me. Fantastic! With the weight going down and the new designer clothes I was starting to feel like elegance might be possible. A friend sent an old photo of how I looked 35 years ago. I was elegant! I had forgotten. I got out my old jewelry and scarves and tried them on.
There is no place to go but the grocery store and out for walks. I had a story that it was too difficult to walk all four of my dogs but then I googled “4-dog leash” and amazingly someone makes them, and I ordered it, and it came. Since then I have been walking my four dogs and my cat every day, sometimes wearing my designer clothes.
I got an invitation for a free meditation program and started meditating every day. This was getting good! I got out my journal and started filling the pages again. Oh happy day! I am finding myself again! Happy words poured out on pages and before I knew it I was making art again and feeling like I was embarking on a big adventure called my life. It was all so good, I felt great.
Someone asked me, “Are you getting younger?” and I laughed and said, “Yes!”