Friday, October 22, 2010

Bitter Betty Recommends Fun

I have had a bit of a precocious midlife thing going on this year. I just turned 42 this month and I'm coming to terms with trying to live a bit more intentionally... Less reactionary, Less waiting for things to work out.... More grabbing life by the collar, with both hands, and forcing myself to look it in the eye. What have you got for me, Life? How are we doing here?

Now, this is, of course, relative... I am not switching to working on curing cancer or volunteering for the front lines... But I am trying new thing and putting myself out there more. ( Studio, Fashion Show, stuff like that....)


One of the most surprising, slightly oddball, but genuinely fun things I have done is I bought myself a high quality, adult size hulahoop and started learning to Hoop Dance and a few tricks.


Of all the ways to spend your life... I have to recommend fun. Have as much as you can. Play harder.
 and just Quit Worrying about showing that soft white underbelly... Life is short and no one cares about it but you.

xxoo,
Betty

17 comments:

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday to a fun, talented, beautiful role model. Keep *hooping* it up!

Anna Hines said...

The Dalai Llama himself says the goal of life is happiness. The world needs all the happiness it can get. give blessings. Be happy!

Maria Stahl said...

Good for you! Hoop dancing looks fun.

MissesStitches said...

I couldn't agree more! Keep having fun!

SteffiD said...

You are so fun! I love this post, and I'm glad you're hooping :)

jungle dream pagoda said...

Go you!!!! I have fallen' head over Latin heels for Zumba!!!
They have just offered a hoop dance class at my gym ....perhaps I should give it a try!

wende said...

Adorable you! Happiest of birthdays... and thank you for the reminder. Today is not a fun day for me... no way around it... but that doesn't mean tomorrow can't have promise, eh?

Michele said...

Happy Birthday! And I LOVE this post! I am a worrier...about everything and it really cuts into my fun so I'm working on not worrying so much. ;)

Shelley Noble said...

Hubba hubba hooper! Go ahead, Miss Thing!

You rock the world!

Rose@craftymcgee said...

Nice post! I've got about 10 years on you, and I'm finding that in Phase II I have to face this ALL OVER AGAIN (dammit). But I am now inspired to find some hula hoop classes up here. It was one of my fave things as a kid.

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Love the post! I think it's great! I turned 50 this yer myself. A while back I bought a hula-hoop at the dollar store...but being what it is, doesn't really work for me. Where'd you find an adult one? I too wanted to start hula-hooping again. I thought I was the only one....so glad i am in good company. Keep it up!

BrendaLea

Mary-Laure said...

Oh dear, how ADORABLE are you with that hula hoop! You rock, at whatever age.

maplesyrup said...

Does that mean you're ready to see the Shakey Face pictures? LOL!!
Happy Birthday!!
(and I would still love to see you studio)

Meridith said...

Aloha Bethany Dear! Happy Birthday. Why aren't you wearing a cute little throwback sailor suit short shorts in the photos?! Whip one up and post it!
xoxo mer

Jennifer said...

I'm not the author of this great line, but I came across it one day on the web and do my best to live by it:

Frolic or perish.

Loving the hula hoop!

Sonya Philip said...

Yes, let's here it for grabbing life by the collar. You are amazing and make 42 look great. Setting the bar (hoop) very high Bethany!

Vivi said...

=D funny pics

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