300 Readers and a Little White Lie

I am always surprised when I look at the number of readers that follow my blog.

I just realized I am over 300 readers, which is already more than half of the number of readers I left behind at the old blog after 2 years…and somehow, I have 300 readers in 9 months here.

I am glad you are here with me, sharing my unique journey.

This year – as much as it could have been an awful year – has truly turned out to be one of the best years of my life.  I take all the sadness and misery along with my happiness and joy…I take all of it because it makes me uniquely me.

I feel blessed and grateful for my life – truly not something I have felt in the past.

Oh, and I can share one little (or big, call it what you will) lie that I have been telling way too long….and I can give you a hundred or more reasons why I lied about it, but it doesn’t matter, I have finally chosen to accept it along with all my other bruises and worts…..I turned 49 years old this past September (not 47) and that means next year is the banner year of 50.

I just figured, why was I going into an amazing year of my life telling a silly lie about my age?  My mother did it til the day she died and somehow I adopted the practice.  Bennett was the first person I was finally honest with about my age in more years than I can recall.

My friends all laughed when I told them and couldn’t believe I had kept the lie up for so long.  I even said my age in front of my children, eventually they will put two-and-two together as well.

Anyway, thanks for always reading, commenting and inspiring me to think harder and more thoughtfully.

It’s been a wonderful journey for the first half.


Author: Madeline Harper

My journey through divorce and an emotional and sexual reawakening. Love, laughter, friendships, family and heartbreak included. And there is sex, lots of it, so close your eyes and turn the page if that's not for you! While I started this blog as an endeavor to journal my thoughts and feelings in an attempt to better understand myself, it has become an amazing platform from which I have met some of the most interesting and wonderful people in my life. My path is often crooked, but I hope you will share in the journey with me.

19 thoughts on “300 Readers and a Little White Lie”

  1. Congratulations on your continued success! Age is just a number anyway. I had a harder time with 29 than I did with 40. It was a terrible birthday. But 40? I threw myself a party (because my ex wasn’t going to do it) and started looking toward what real happiness was supposed to be and how I was going to find it again. It’s 7 years later, and I have to say that my 40s have been the best years of my life so far. While I’m not pushing for more birthdays, I know that the 50s have the potential to be just as good, if not better. Thanks for sharing your journey. 🙂

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  2. Glad you stopped lying about your age – I always thought it odd how you’d say you were “so much older” and I’d say “dude it’s 4 years”… not to say 6 is a lot, it’s not at all, you just seemed rather focused on how old you are which is ridiculous given how great you look and your attitude on things. Kudos to you.

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