Info-graphics, bitchiness, and a brief introduction to Enneagrams

I came across a couple of bloggers recently who have impressed and entertained me on many levels, so I thought I’d give them a shout-out. They’re both fellow midlifers but a little further ahead than me, and I’m pleased as punch to have discovered them.

One goes by the name The hot goddess with the tagline Change Your Life to Live an Authentic Life Over 50.

The funniest features on her blog are her little self-designed info-graphics. Keep in mind she is single and dating at age 60, but the info-graphics apply to other, non-dating people, too. For example, check out this one, taken from her post 5 ways to find something of value in everyone you meet:

source: designed by the hot goddess

Speaking of dating, there’s one about the men. You know, the ones who sleep over. It’s titled Do you want some water before you go… πŸ˜‰

There is something to be said about having your own bed, single or not. Frankly, when I was a flight attendant, one of the best parts of the job was the huge bed I had to myself every night I spent in hotel rooms. Too bad I didn’t know about the water thing then… ha. πŸ˜‚

Anyway, I hope to be just like her when I grow up.

I discovered another blog via the goddess in the comments; she’s a fellow Canadian and her blog is called Still Bitchy After 60.

As I read these women in midlife and beyond, it occurred to me that up until not that long ago (a decade or so) everyone was super obsessed with staying young, lying about their age, thinking and feeling that the fun part of life is over after 50. I mean, as a GenX who grew of age in the 80s, this is not unusual (and yes, people still lie about their age…). But now, as I meet virtual bloggers all over the globe, I am feeling beyond privileged to have come across so many cool midlife and beyond woman who blog. I mean, yes, I’m still in the teenage-parental trenches, but that will pass eventually and then I’ll be… gasp… an empty-nester! I am both dreading and looking forward to it (if that makes any sense).

The Still Bitchy after 60 blog however tunes me into the fact that yes, certain aspects of womenhood will probably remain. I’m in perimenopause, with menopause not far off, and the hormonal ups and downs make me bitchy too, at times. (Surprise! πŸ™„ )

Anyway, there’s plenty of fun on her blog, a separate section for observations, one for rants… oh, and she wrote a book. One of the posts I really enjoyed was this one: Random questions I feel a need to ask.

So there you go, two new bloggers to add to your reading lists. I decided to turn my attention toward something that makes me happy (like the above mentioned ladies) because a dark mood is threatening to descend onto me, and I’m trying, hard, to resist falling prey to it.

Partly, it’s because I discovered something called an Enneagram – this is a personality test that determines what type you are by assigning you a numerical value from one to nine. I read about it on another blog (whose title eludes me at the moment) and on a whim I decided to answer the questions to determine my personality type. Turns out, I’m a Two. Which has now opened my eyes in ways that has me ponder and reflect.

I have discovered things about myself I’m in complete agreement with but not happy to have pointed out, so now I’m struggling to get my earlier good mood back. Note: the test is spot on for me. What I do with the result is going to tie in to all the self-reflection I’m doing with the Tarot Tuesdays series, so I may as well continue on this path. Eventually I will emerge a fully-formed, functional adult (hopefully) and then…

Hold on to your hat.

See you in the comments.

31 thoughts on “Info-graphics, bitchiness, and a brief introduction to Enneagrams

    1. You’re a two? I find it describes me exactly but I’m not happy about some of it…even though I agree with it.

      Interesting.

      Another blogger is having issues with unfollows as well… Hm. Hope it gets sorted. I thought you fell off or something…

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  1. I recognize those names. I’ve seen them around the blogosphere. I need more time!!!😫

    I got a 9w8 in Enneagram. It fits as well as my INFP, and Pisces… and HSP and Empath.
    Why am I not raking in the money with a 900 number? Are those even a thing anymore?πŸ™„πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

    I agree with Bitchy, growing up is NOT gonna happen. I’m just starting to have fun.πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’Œ

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  2. i took the enneagram test and got 4 which I am quite happy with: Type 4 is known as The Individualist. Fours want to be unique and to live life authentically, and are highly attuned to their emotional experience.

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    1. I love Still Bitchy After 60, too. She’s very relatable as a fellow Boomer.

      Your exploration of tarot is fascinating to me. Tarot helped lead me to retire at 59, and before that offered eerily accurate insights into what turned out to be a failed marriage. I have my “stalker” cards, too.

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  3. Oh my. You make me feel so special. Thanks for the shoutout. I only hope that I can live up to those expectations. And by the way, some of us never really grow up. We just keep moving forward in the best way possible. Hopefully that darkness doesn’t arrive this time. I know how that can get. Don’t let those teens get to you. They do grow out of it.

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