The Journey

30 Day Challenge – Day 17

I’m gonna be 100% totally honest with you here……(well, I always am but I’m about to make a statement that not long ago, I never would have made.)

I’m 57 years old.  In 5 days – on January 22 – I’m turning 58.  And I’m okay with it.  

As a matter of fact, #over55sowhat #over55andfabulous #aginggracefully #agingwithattitude

But wait……this is a little more complicated than all that.  (Of course it is!) 

Obviously there’s a whole list of things I don’t like about my current number.  I don’t like that statistically, my life is probably more than half over.  I can’t imagine “getting old” and not being able to do the things I want to do…….not to mention all the other things that come with “getting older”.  You know what I’m talking about….all the physical + emotional stuff that comes as our bodies begin their slowing down process.

Nope.  Not interested in acknowledging any of that!  I do not want it to happen!  And #truthbomb – I will fight it as long as I’m capable.

But the other side of all of this is that I honestly don’t FEEL like I’m about to turn 58.  My mind doesn’t feel it.  My body doesn’t feel it.  My every day thinking + being + dreams + goals……I just don’t FEEL IT!  And I can tell you for certain that my list of things I want to accomplish is nowhere nearing it’s end!

Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting “Holy Shit! What a ride!” — Mavis Leyrer, age 83.

Today’s challenge exercise…..

Kind of a weird question, don’t ya think?  Just let the words flow.  Write down everything that you feel!  And if one thought gets you a little sideways and leads to something else?  Just keep writing.

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