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Episode 47: Contemplating my Mortality

Season 5 - Life Before Kids
Season 5 - Life Before Kids
Episode 47: Contemplating my Mortality
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Show Notes

In this episode, I reflect on the birthdays I’ve had, my age, and my mortality. Age is a concept that has changed over time for me. I used to think 50 was old, and now I realize I still have so much life to live ahead of me. As I ponder how I will take care of Jack and analyze my decisions, I also think about how I have improved as a person. 

Key Takeaways: 

[4:27] The concept of age is a funny thing 

[9:09] Realizing I was halfway to 30 

[11:40] Turning 30 and looking at myself in the mirror 

[12:27] When I was 40 I had just had Molly and my life took a turn 

[13:46] Being 50 and having multiple part time jobs to pay the bills 

[15:30] I haven’t celebrated my birthday since Molly died  

[17:14] Having a baby in my late 50s and thinking about my mortality 

[18:35] Thinking about adopting a baby and what I want my future to be 

[20:54] Finally starting to take better care of myself physically 

[23:59] College was not the best time of my life, it doesn’t need to be

[28:18] You do not have to rush with life 

[30:10] Being in great physical shape 

[31:46] Thinking about death 

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