Grumpy, old and bitter bitch
Post created Saturday, November 20th, 2010 by Maite Benito Agahnia. 6 Comments »

I have spent the past week experimenting a lot in my studio, merging 2 of my favorite mediums; photography and encaustic. I am, however not going to talk about that today, I brought it up because that’s the photo I wanted to use and needed to tie it  in (I’m clever like that) also because as I sat there a few days ago  it hit me:

I’m going to be 44 in a few days, and I am not a grumpy old bitter bitch…yet.

Here’s why (I had a LONG list but had to narrow and consolidate into 4  in order not to bore you to death, I didn’t include obvious ones like family, friends, health, and chocolate).

You may ask..“why 4 and not 5?” well because I’m turning 44 and the OCD kicked in wanting all the numbers to match. heh.

Here we go:

1. The fact that I have found my passion and it’s a big part of my life.

2. Finding something to laugh about everyday.

3. Getting a glimpse of the ocean on a daily basis.

4. Realizing that I have not only finally accepted who I am, but proud of who I have become…at least on most good days.

Now..tell me:

What are 4 things that keep you happy, centered and thankful?


About the author: Maite Benito Agahnia

Maite currently lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and two children. She is active in the Art Community in Southern California, and volunteers her time to help children and give back to the community.

6 Responses to "Grumpy, old and bitter bitch"

  1. 1. Looking out my window at 20+ horses run past my window 3 times a day.
    2. Enjoying the occasional day when it seems my company is going to make it after all.
    3. Tucking my kids into bed every night.
    4. Knowing there are countless people in my life who love and care about me.

  2. Maite Benito Agahnia says:

    Those are great Kristin, after reading #1 it seems like I need to visit South Dakota. :)

  3. Having finally learned to find the laugh in almost all situations.

    Remembering that I’m no picnic to live with, either.

    Knowing that compared to a huge percentage of the world, I do indeed have more than enough of everything I can imagine.

    Knowing that it is truly the small, ordinary joys that keep you happy, not the big deal ones.

  4. Absolutely my friend. Everyone should experience the Midwest with an ‘insider’ at least once in their life.

  5. Maite Benito Agahnia says:

    The third one is so key. isn’t it? Thanks for participating.

  6. You’re brilliant and talented and wickedly smart. I’ve been
    inspired by your work for quite sometime. So take that you grumpy

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