Our Community Correspondents recently interviewed each other as part of our age and wellbeing theme. Today we share Maureen’s reflections.
Do you know what? I’ve had some bad experiences, but I wouldn’t go back and try to change them. You can’t change the past.
As I’ve got older I’ve learned a lot. That’s mostly good, but there’s a sting in the tail of self awareness. It doesn’t always feel good.
If my younger self could see my now, I think she’d have a lot to say. Don’t settle for what you think you deserve. Believe in yourself. Don’t strive for perfection.
And she’d be right. As I get older, I feel much more independent. I’m much more aware of my own needs and I can see my own abilities. It feels good.