Who Am I?

Japanese Gardens, Wroclaw, 2018

Japanese Gardens, Wroclaw, 2018

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream
— C. S. Lewis

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The Imperfect Perfectionist

That's me!

Hello, welcome and thank you for visiting me here at my new place!

I am Teresa Sochacka Renton.  Currently living in Harrogate, I am Mum to an 12 year old and a 22 year old and happily married to my husband Neil.  Since turning fifty, I have decided it is time to offer my musings on how I go about navigating this second phase.  The rehearsal is over and I can procrastinate no longer, so I would like to share with you what has worked for me so far.  

My interest in optimal health, beauty and style along with streamlining my life is something that is a work in progress.  I will endeavour to convey all this to you through my interest as a writer, photographer and advocate of compassionate living.

My key approaches to maintaining youth are encapsulated in 'grace', 'embrace' and 'compassion'.  Take what life throws at you with grace and choose to learn and grow from it; blaming others only harbours bitterness (and gives you wrinkles).  Embrace the good and the bad, work with what you have and if possible, use it to your advantage.  We cannot avoid the inevitable, so let's be prepared - either with a pot of hair dye or a beautiful silver enhancing hair rinse.  Compassion is the game changer.  Demonstrate care for others, for animals and for the wonderful planet we inhabit.  Cultivate care for yourself, your way. We have all entered this world and have been subjected to its many challenges and curveballs; let's learn to perfect the plot of our own story before tinkering with the apostrophes of someone else's.

I invite you to be visible, vibrant and most of all, your best and most sassy self, with yours truly,


Lady Chicpea 

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