As I approach my 60th birthday next August and cross that milestone, I wonder what future will bring.
But even as I get closer to that 60th birthday, it is still more “I don’t believe that I am that damn old, I just don’t feel that I am.” Sorry, to disappoint you Harold you are and it is a helluva lot better than the alternative.
You know, that being dead thing.
It is on my mind more than I want to admit, because it is the great unknown and yes it is a bit scary, because you know without any doubt, that you are closer to the end of your time here.
Then when you add in statistics and experts on aging, all saying that I will struggle with more physical ailments and that my mind will not be as sharp as it is today, as I continue live past my 60th birthday, (which is definitely the plan), it does make the future seem a little bleak.
We have a Choice
However, I can either give in and die before I am gone or I can live life to the fullest and enjoy the ride for as long as I can.
It is a choice we all have to make.
I do not foresee me going quietly or gently into the last long sleep or the great goodnight. That just is not who I have become.
If my experiences over the first 59 years of this life are any indication, whatever time I have left should be interesting and more than likely I will even have some fun along the way to 60 and beyond.
The other thing is I am not going to attempt to hide, cover up or not talk about how old I actually am, it just is not worth the effort.
I am what I am.
Even though I am sure that I will probably whine about some things that are directly related to aging at some point – that is just being honest.
You know the aches and pains that are part of the deal and the big ones for me are:
- how much the same amount of effort, doesn’t result in the same times as they used to
- all those little injuries that I seem to accumulate, just take so much longer to heal
- and of course CRS (Can’t Remember Shit).
Yeah, those parts really sucks.
It just means that I will work hard to delay some of the more nefarious effects of aging. However, it does mean that I have to accept that there will be things that I have to change and do differently, no matter how much it hurts my ego.
Now to figure some of those changes out, but I have a feeling that it probably will include less chips, ice cream, processed food, more rest and running slower, and maybe even some body weight work (I know I have kept saying that forever).
The biggest thing is that I have to accept that change is inevitable and to keep the positive attitude towards living fully.
How is aging affecting your life and what are you doing about it?