I am older and wiser. As time speeds up, I counteract it by consciously slowing down. I schedule "down" time in my day because when I don't, I get snappy. I take things off my "to do" list instead of piling more on it. I am realistic about my boundaries and limitations.
When my daughter wants to talk, I listen and cherish those times. When my sons call, I am happy that our bonds are strong and confident that I gave them the necessary tools to create happy and fulfilling lives for themselves. When a friend calls, I stop what I'm doing and catch up or make plans <thankful that I don't surround myself with needy people so the calls don't consume my day>. When my cats want some loving, I take time right then to pet them and play with them.
I like my alone time; my hermit archetype allows me time to recharge for socializing time. I like peace and quiet and spend a lot of time in nature. I do have a streak of laziness in me and one of my vices is watching TV. I know it sounds crazy, but it helps me relate to a variety of personalities in real life and be more tolerant towards them. I have always been interested in figuring out what makes people tick in order to help them become all they can be.
I am an avid and diverse learner and I love to share what I know; I just haven't figured out a way to encourage people to pay me for my knowledge yet. I love to create order out of chaos and design systems and procedures that make life easier.
I may just be one of those people whose purpose is to just "be" ... and that's okay with me if my modeling behaviors encourages others to be themselves. I seem to be a spark for others to be more authentic and fun-loving because I love to have fun and play and laugh and be spontaneous, and they tend to do it more when they are with me. Raising the world's vibration, one person at a time!