In talking to a friend the other night, the subject of age came up. This particular friend had a problem turning 60. Being 60 was okay, but telling people she was 60 was hard for her to do.
I have another friend who had the same problem with 70. She doesn't mind being 70, but when she has to tell people she's 70, she feels old and feels like other people think she's old.
It made me stop and think about age and aging. So far I've been good with every age I've acquired. I'm actually embracing my aging process. I really enjoy being a crone. I'm honored to share any wisdom I may have with younger people that ask. I'm excited to watch them question and explore at such young ages. They're doing things in their 20s and 30s that I didn't even think of until I was in my late 40s and 50s. It makes me so hopeful for the future.
I'm having so much fun. Life is treating me well. I don't know how I'll deal with age in the future, but for now all I can say is age is no big deal for me. It's just a number and LIFE IS GOOD!!!
I don't mind being the age that I am. The important thing to me is accomplishment as compared to that age. Am I satisfied with what I've accomplished by now? I think I've got work to do.ReplyDelete
Don't be so hard on yourself, Joe. You're doing great!! We're very proud of you.Delete