It occurred to me,
recently, that at 58 I'm slowing down physically. It also
occurred to me, shortly thereafter, that I have a choice
about how this all could look. In other words, do I have to
fade away into the aging process and accept it gracefully as
one of life's certainties, or could I create my life the way
I want? Since I've pretty much have done that from the
beginning, I opted for the latter.
Now, I do have some
health issues, and I doubt I'll be able to skydive or bungee
jump any more, but that does not mean I can't have the most
incredible adventures with the rest of my life. Therefore,
I've decided to live like I'm 80!
Eighty year-olds tend
not to care about what people think of them nor are they shy
about speaking their minds. They're no longer insecure about
who they are or what they can do. The reality check for them
is that they're coming to the end of their lives, so they
just don't give a shit any more.
They are my heroes!!!
I will live like I'm
80 from here on. No one can tell me I cannot do
anything....especially because of my age. I will take
chances on anything and everything. Why
So, I am writing
stories and songs, starting to paint again and working on
two new businesses I can create. And, after seven years,
I’ve started a new relationship that I never thought I'd
have again and I’m seeing the future as one huge adventure
If I hear myself
saying "I've always wanted to do that"....it becomes a plan.
With age, hopefully,
I've gained some wisdom. I'm not concerned anymore about how
people view me. I've never been a cookie-cutter woman. I am
who I am and I fully embrace that. In fact, I celebrate it.
So I've been
planning.....a future with my new love. We're going to
Italy in the fall, going to a
drive-in movie again, going out to Colorado in a couple of
months and that's just the beginning. For my 60th birthday,
I'm going to Africa....a lifelong dream. I want to go on the
Olivia cruise to Tahiti, so I will.
If I wake up in the
morning stiff from the night's sleep, I stretch it out. I
find myself singing a lot and happy....and grateful....so
VERY grateful for all the gifts that I have. I'm so happy to
just "be". My attitude is positive.
So, today is a
beautiful day, and I'm going to live like I'm