Today, I am 57. I’m reaching that age where you look in the mirror and think, “who is that old woman?!” I will confess that I’m still working on this adulthood thing. I’d say most of my grownup life I’ve been pretty responsible. Being in charge of a 40-bed wing of a big city hospital at the sagacious age of 20 tends to bring that out in you, that is, if you (and your patients) are going to survive. And believe me, there were times it could seem like an emotional and mental warzone.
Unfortunately, being responsible is not the same as being mature. Maturity, I am still learning, is a matter of jurisdiction over one’s own heart, and it will Continue reading “Mirror, mirror…”