The Truth About Life At 57 Years Old

 What I’ve Learned so far on this adventure on planet earth:


I have tried to write a blog for the last three weeks and have found my thoughts useless, silly, and viturally unimportant.  I wanted to share something that came deeply from the heart; not just pop culture, pop psychology, or simplist views about world events.

I dug deep and thought long and hard about what my soul was longing to share.  These are the words of a 57 year old woman on what life is truly about and what is of value.

1.  You need money to live but money does not create a meaningful life.

2.  There is injustice in the world in both personal and professional relationships that really have nothing to do with you on a personal level.

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3.  Romance is transient.  Sex is fleeting. Men and women truly don’t understand each other.

4.  It hurts when someone lets you down but not near as much as when you disappoint yourself.

5.  There is more to life that is invisible than what the senses can perceive.


6. Reincarnation is a reality. Life is transient but your essence is eternal.

7. Children are the truest form of love.


8.  Four legged creatures have spirits and should be treated with dignity.


9. Love is the most powerful energy of the universe and laughter is the best medicine.

10.  Without passion for creating, life withers.

11. Family is everything; even the ones that drive you crazy.

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12. The Bible is one of the best books I’ve ever read.

13.  The most difficult challenge of living is to dig deep within the darkest parts of our lives to do the inner work of healing.


14. It’s not God that doesn’t forgive us, it’s ourselves who can’t seem to let it go.

15.  Our biggest enemy is the ego!

“That’s all I have to share at 57.”

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 I love you.

 Thank you.

Just little old, April of Course

April Kirkwood

April Kirkwood LPC holds two masters and is presently working in the mental health focussing on both women's issues as well as addiction. Her desire is to help others take the present, healing the past, and creating a wonderful tomorrow. Focus: child trauma, holistic methodology, sexual molestation and harassment.

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  1. April

    I love what you shared. and I think you are on the right track as I share in those same beliefs and I’m also 57.

    1. I’ve met more women like us then you would imagine. I now believe it is part of our evolution to continue to learn and grow and maybe, just maybe, to support each other on the way.

      Much love,

      April Of Course

  2. Richard Barrington says:

    We are rarely satisfied with who we are, due to our sinful nature; but Jesus will change us from the inside out, when we ask Him in our heart and let Him be Lord of our lives. Read the (NIV)Bible, God’s living Word, daily, and let Jesus create a new person in you, old things will pass away. He forgives & forgets! John 14:6 ” I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life!” Jesus states this because He is God… as proven thru His resurrection!

    1. Hi Richard:

      Thank you for writing to me. I was raised in the church so I can completely identify with you. But as the world expands and the spiritual insights grow, I believe that God is in many temples and all have sacred truths that present. Let us join in prayer that the light of love through the source of all that is touches each and one living thing on this planet for the acceleration of positive energy and peace.


      April Of Course

  3. I have just stumbled on your blog site and it touched me as I turn 57 this Thursday, August 30, 2018. All your points were dead center of what I have experienced the past year

    I am an attorney in Atlanta, GA and got away from the old to start anew by trekking to Everest Base Camp. Chilling out in Nepal has been somewhat of a rebirth.

    Your blog, maybe by fate or faith, was welcoming

    Thank you


    1. Hi Mike:

      Life certainly goes by quickly doesn’t it! It was wonderful to hear from you. My uncle in the post photo on the beach is, as I write this, going in for brain stem surgery. I guess I needed to see that photo at this moment.

      Enjoy your rebirth. By the way, there are no mistakes in the universe…fate always finds a way to send us loving thoughts as your email did for me.

      Keep me posted. My new book, Working My Way Back To Me, comes out September. Check it out. Nice beach read!

      Enjoy the sun. It’s healing.

      Thank you!

      April of Course

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