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.