Anne Clendening was born and raised in L.A. She's a yoga teacher, a writer and occasionally slings cocktails in a Hollywood bar. She could eat chocolate cake for every meal of the day. She has a huge fear of heights and flying. And fire. She wishes she could speak French, play her guitar better and make cannoli. She's probably listening to The Dark Side Of The Moon right now, kickin’ it with her boxer dog and her hot Australian husband ★
See I love reading quotes like this and I get fired up inside but I’m a nurse and a mother and I have so little time to myself that I feel like I play too small …. I can’t sleep til noon as my beautiful boy will wake me up about 7.30….. As a result I’m too fecking tired to shag all night …. On the other hand I do love like a maniac and scream like a banshee on occasion (I am irish after all ) but when I do I feel like I shouldn’t , I feel like I should have more control …. As I even type this to you I’m being called by my son so me time seems to be over for today. Thank god for yoga it keeps me sane even as it breaks me open.
So glad you like it Cath. Love what you wrote here ?
i’ve been following you for a while, Annie. I enjoy your posts but would like to see a lot more from you. You have a raggedy soul as I do. I have never posted to your blog before, but Cath’s post gave me pause. I am an old coot – 72 on my last birthday. I have lived life to the max, and continue to do so to this day, even though I now realize I am not immortal. It bothers me deeply to see so many lives put on hold by the birth of children. Gone are the developing careers, the fun, the living of life. It is especially true for women. If you really stop to take a look around you and what goes on in this world, the last thing you would want to do is bring another life in to this morass of evil and dereliction. I see the pollution, the perversity, the climate and environment being destroyed and have to ask myself why the hell anyone wants to set the stage for another defenseless human being to be exposed to. I suppose it is the deeply ingrained id of women that they must reproduce, but I feel that in this day and age, it is almost a crime to do so. I am sure many will consider me wrong, and out of touch. But the cry of a woman such as Cath touches me deeply and makes me sad. Don’t get me wrong. I love little children. But I ask myself daily what kind of legacy are we leaving them? I empathize with Cath and hope she can some day find the opportunity to be herself and do what SHE wants to do, not what society dictates she must. It would be cruel of me to tell her to just hang on, things will get better…
Hi Charlie, I love the “raggedy soul!” Sounds like you had a lot to get off your chest… can we keep things a little more uplifting??! Thanks for reading, I really am humbled and grateful for everyone who takes the time to read and send in their thoughts. 🙂