Five Reasons You Should Take Up Golf Now

Five Reasons You Should Take Up Golf Now

I confess, although I starting golfing as a young teen, and continued sporadically as my kids grew up, I am JUST coming back from a hiatus from the golf course. My recent new love for the game is compelling me to share five reasons you should take up golf now!

My golf “career” started as a teen, when my dad would take me out with my brother to golf when we were on summer holidays. I was pretty awful, and my favourite part of the game was hitting the snack shack after nine holes. There, I could get the most delicious smokie covered in mustard and sauerkraut and all was right with the world. I persisted with the game, (as an attempt to find the best hotdog maybe?) eventually playing with boyfriends and eventually my husband.

Prior to having kids, we enjoyed quite a few golf holidays – playing 7 games in 7 days and trying courses all over North America. Let me reiterate, I was pretty terrible but golf had grown on me and I loved it.

When we had our children, I kept up with golf, joining a ladies league at our golf course, and using the time as a much needed break during those pre-school / toddler years. But, gradually – as the kids grew – so did my discomfort with golf. Not the playing it so much, but the time it took to play.

I no longer could justify 5 hours away – nor could I find 5 hours in a row where I wasn’t needed driving here and there to various activities and / or prepping meals etc. to get the kids ready for said activities. Those years – when your kids are really busy with sports or music or dance – and don’t yet have their driver’s license, are some of the busiest. I didn’t even work outside the home! I bow down to those of you that maintained a full time job as well.

So golf took a backseat – a very backseat. In fact, there were years I didn’t pick up a club even once. Oddly, even on holidays, I would bow out and let the”guys” go – always finding an excuse or a reason I couldn’t golf.

And to be quite honest – I really had no desire or urge to either. Golf became something my husband did, not something I did. Looking back, I really can’t explain it.

This year though, I had an epiphany. It was time to take those 4 1/2 hours and get myself out of the house. Boy, am I glad I did! Now, I can share with you my five reasons you should take up golf now!

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Are you there God? Its me Menopause

Are you there God?  Its me Menopause

How many of you remember the classic book by Judy Blume, Are you there God? Its me, Margaret. The story of a prepubescent girl, Margaret and the trials and tribulations of growing up. Boys, bras and periods. I think there should a book called – Are you there God? Its me Menopause. Mood swings, peezing and hot flashes.

In the original book, Margaret would secretly talk to God about her feelings of growing up, her emotions and religion. But if this was a book written for the perimenopause/menopause women, I think it would be more like – Are you there God, its me Menopause and why they hell am I feeling this way. And is it normal.

It would go like this…

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Our Top 5 Reads on Menopause

Our Top 5 Reads on Menopause

Why you need our Top 5 Reads on Menopause…

Being at home a little more than usual is making us all a little stir crazy. But, if you are experiencing symptoms of perimenopause, you might feel not just sitr crazy but actually… CRAZY.

I know, I know – google menopause, or perimenpause and you get endless results, but we are OLD SCHOOL around here and love the feel of a fresh new book, or a new addition to our Kindle. We also read magazines, and essays. Yes kids, MAGAZINES!

That being said, If you are looking for some new resources on “the change” why not check out our top 5 reads on menopause.

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