Thankful for The Liberation of Aging (#6)

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"Aging is the extraordinary process where you become the person you should have always been."

-David Bowie

A post by Sheila Anderson yesterday reminded me of how grateful I am for the liberation I have discovered in the aging process.  As I get older, and especially in retirement, I no longer feel the need to try to be something or someone I think others want me to be.  I can truly embrace my own uniqueness.  Others can either embrace it with me or not... their choice.  I, in turn, embrace the uniqueness of my chosen friends.

When you work with the public in any line of work, and especially commission sales like real estate, it is generally prudent to keep many of your thoughts and opinions to yourself.  Sometimes people try to drag you into their drama but you need to stay neutral. 

As I have aged it has become less important to squelch these thoughts.  My peeps and I have chosen each other and we are living an unemcumbered life... being ourselves. 


At this point in life, I have found my Peeps with whom I enjoy being with and can feel perfectly comfortable in my own skin... and I am also perfectly comfortable being alone.  I enjoy both.

It's a good place to be.  Life is good.

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Carol Williams
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Hi Nina Hollander ,
I've pretty much been a "what you see is what you get" person but you know how it is in business... you have to play the game sometimes. 

Nov 15, 2018 08:05 AM #11
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sheila Anderson ,
Yes, that quote fit perfectly with what I wanted to say. Thanks for stopping by.

Nov 15, 2018 08:07 AM #12
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Carol Williams
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Hi Grant Schneider ,
Agree... life is good and aging has it's advantages. 

Nov 15, 2018 08:08 AM #13
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Carol Williams
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Hi Joan Cox 
I do highly recommend retirement.  If you have things on your bucket list, now's the time!

Nov 15, 2018 08:09 AM #14
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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I try to always be myself, no matter what. Even if I lose clients because I'm not "formal enough" for them, so be it. I don't care.

And I'm very much looking forward to the additional freedoms offered by retirement. Even though I'm churning out mega production every year, I'm still in partial retirement as I spend half the year in Hawaii. No regrets.

Nov 15, 2018 12:44 PM #15
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Susan Haughton
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LOL...although I have always been careful to be tactful and choose my words wisely around clients,  I definitely have no qualms about being myself.  And as I get older, I care less and less what others think, although I don’t think I ever really cared all that much. 

Nov 15, 2018 01:40 PM #16
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Sharon Lee
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Carol  I used to worry about what people thought of me was a huge people pleaser but I have let 99% of that feeling go. I don't have a problem being by myself. In fact I thrive in that capacity.  Don't get lonely and rarely bored.   I only have to worry about myself and my kitty. I like that.  

Nov 15, 2018 03:53 PM #17
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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"The liberation of aging". . .Ain't that the truth.  Oddly enough, I had that conversation with myself just a couple of days ago.  And, because I was alone, I got some pretty decent answers!

Nov 15, 2018 04:25 PM #18
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Carol, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Nov 15, 2018 04:25 PM #19
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Joe Pryor
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For the first time semi-retirement has been in my thoughts. Time for the energizer bunny to pull the batteries.

Nov 15, 2018 04:56 PM #20
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Carol Williams
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Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents ,
I've always tried to be "real" but aging and retirement does offer additional freedoms you just don't get earlier in life.  Half year in Hawaii sounds divine!

Nov 16, 2018 02:13 AM #21
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Carol Williams
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Hi Susan Haughton ,
Tact is a key component in getting us through life, isn't it? 

Nov 16, 2018 02:14 AM #22
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sharon Lee ,
Learning to be ourself is truly liberating, isn't it?

Nov 16, 2018 02:19 AM #23
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Carol Williams
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ,
Those conversations with ourself are the best, aren't they?  LOL   Thanks so much for the Feature in the Old Farts Club!!!

Nov 16, 2018 02:20 AM #24
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Carol Williams
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Hi Joe Pryor ,
Time to pull the batteries... I like that analogy.

Nov 16, 2018 02:21 AM #25
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

It's not come easy to me, but I'm finally starting to appreciate the advantages of exactly what you are talking about! It really is liberating!

Nov 16, 2018 06:43 PM #26
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Gloria Todor
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Carol so true. Getting older gives one a better perspective on what is truly important in life, being kind, and comfortable in one's own skin.

Nov 19, 2018 11:36 AM #27
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Debbie Reynolds
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Hi Carol, it is true we do have to keep our tongues in check or we might get in trouble. That is part of being in real estate and in management.

Nov 19, 2018 07:50 PM #28
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Oh, so true, Carol! I'm all about avoiding drama and you know, being ourselves is REALLY what others want. Why be someone you're not anyway?

I've never understood people who try to 'impersonate' someone else - it doesn't take long for others to discover they're not what they portray themselves to be!

Nov 20, 2018 11:30 AM #29
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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I'm with you on that. Being older gives you the ability to not give a **** about what others think!

Nov 21, 2018 12:30 AM #30
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