I have a confession

I have a confession

I have a confession, I have absolutely no idea what to blog about today. This happens from time to time, but I usually resolve it and find something.

I have a confession

I have a confession

Well, not today. I think that is perhaps why I like having days for certain things. You know, it helps keep me focused. Focusing is something I really struggle with and the older I get the worse it seems to get. My word, no idea what I’m going to be like in 20 years. I probably won’t be able to focus on anything.

In the past I’ve spoken to you about how strange my brain can be. How it never stops and part of that is because of the ADHD. I’m trying to embrace that, but really, really it can stuff things up so much at times. I start working on one thing and then the next I’m off on another tangent.

If people knew what was going through my head when they were talking to me, they would be SO disappointed. I often get distracted and only hear some of the conversation. I’m getting better at that, but still, it can be hard.

Perhaps that is why I like experimenting with photography because my brain keeps going off in some many different directions. I can think beyond the box or the square or whatever it is. I get bored if I do the same things over and over, so trying new things is really good for me.

I guess it is like sitting still, can’t do it. My brain can’t sit still either. Sometimes it seems so full and everything is fighting to get out at once. It can be hard to tame it.

I have a confession

Now, why was I telling you this?

I have to add titles for SEO, so I just slipped that one in. I hope it is okay.

The idea of going out and taking photos is something I really want to do, but where will I go? There are too many places and then I figure it is too hard to work out so I go nowhere. This is something I want to work on though.

Getting old sucks so much. I am so over it. I want to be young again. I want the body I had when I was 25, but the resources I have now, plus this mind. Where is my fairy godmother? If you see her let her know I need her.

I have a confession

Posting my confession

This really is a rubbish post. If you are still with me, well done. I have no idea whether any of this will make sense, but there you go.

It is nice to just ramble on from time to time, with nothing special to say. Helps get rid of the cobwebs. Takes the stress off. You know what I mean. Please tell me you do.


The other day I went to Healesville Sanctuary with my friend. These photos are from there but were taken back in 2016. On Monday I took heaps of photos, but I will show those on Saturday. I hope you enjoy these ones.

I’m off now to work on some photos. Well, attempt to. See what I can do. Take care.

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  1. Have no fear. A few years from now you will have forgotten what it was like to be young. No more yearning for youth. Your attention will change to :”now what was I taking pictures of? … ah, bread crumbs! why was I taking photos of bread crumbs? …”
    Seriously, trust me, aging gets better with years — at least that’s what I having telling myself. Tell me again, what were we talking about? …

    1. Thank you so much Ludwig, you made me laugh so much. If you can’t remember why, maybe you should read what you wrote again. lol Brilliant.

  2. Gorgeous photos as always Leanne. Rambling is good – kind of like journaling – you get it out of your head so you can focus on other things. I think as we get older – we have to learn how to manage the limitations the best way we can. Right now – I’m a candidate for back surgery – but I can manage with over the counter medications. Do I have limitations? Sure – but I’m not sure I’m ready to have my back operated on. The one great thing about getting older is the knowledge and wisdom that comes with it.

    1. Thank you Nora. It has been good to hear how people have enjoyed the rambling, I might have to do it more. I get what you mean about those sorts of decisions. I had a doctor that wanted to give me blood pressure medication, but I resisted it and now everything is fine. So glad I said no. I have to agree about your last part. So very true.

  3. Leanne, I didn’t feel physically or mentally challenged until my 70s. I loved the 50 decade. The 60s were okay, but the 70s–wow! Enjoy the challenges of your age. Your is amazing and so are you!

    1. That is good to know, I think. I have to say I’m having a good time. I think sharing the whole getting older thing has been quite freeing. I’m loving it. I hope others are liking it as well. Thank you Anne.

  4. I think this is a great post, Leanne. Of course the birds are gorgeous. But, this was more like a conversation. Just friends chatting, complaining, talking about the stressors in life. I enjoyed this.

    1. That’s good to hear Lois, I thought people might think I’m nuts, which of course I am. Oh, I like your feedback, I might have to try doing more like it. Thank you.

  5. Beautiful photos, Leanne 🙂
    About your ADHD it is possible to help yourself a bit by your food, natural vitamins and minerals. Try to search online for food for ADHD and I know, you will find many ideas. Good luck and we do all struck with the age and memory, but that’s it.

    1. Thank you Irene.
      It really isn’t that bad. I think it is funny for me, helps explain a lot, but I’m okay and really I’m not sure I want to fix it. I’m told that I wouldn’t be able to do a lot of the things I do if I didn’t have some traits of it.

  6. In fact that’s a good post! At considerably older than you it’s the limits of my physical abilities now rather than my brain which I find frustrating – I guess I’m lucky with that.

    1. Thank you grumpytyke. I get what you mean, it is so frustrating. They need a magic pill that will allow our bodies to be young again, even if only for a short time.

  7. I was going to write something but have forgotten what it was………..I have been cutting and splitting firewood and yes I too want the stamina of my youth. I am tired and want to have a nap but am trying to focus on doing things so I won’t. At least with the “voices” in my head I am never alone but it would be good if sometimes they made more sense

    1. Well, if you ever remember what it was . . . .
      Oh yes, for the youth part again, please bring it back. I’m thinking of having a nap, I have time. I like that about the voices, so true, well it is frustrating when they won’t solve your problems. Thank you Bushboy.

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