Aging

The term “Baby Boom” is used to identify the huge increase in births following World War II. Baby boomers are those people born between 1946 and 1964. I am a baby boomer. I am 62 years old. I find this time of life reminiscent of adolescence. My body is doing weird stuff. So many things don’t make sense. There’s so much to learn.  Of course THE difference is that puberty is the beginning. When did we go from “I’m 13 AND ½”  to “I won’t be 50 until 9:33 PM”

According to Google, some younger people say that you are old once you turn 59. Somewhat older people say that old age begins at 65. Old age refers to ages nearing or exceeding life expectancy, which in the United States is 78 years

We say “it’s just a number” yet we do what we can to look younger than ‘the number’

I plainly remember when I realized that everyone died. Death wasn’t just something that happened to my great-grandparents for some unknown reason.

Clearly, if not before, then by the time we are in our 60’s we hear the tick-tock sounding. Everyone wants to go the Heaven. No one wants to die in order to get there – it seems that seldom is anyone ever ready to die, not even the old folks.

I think it’s important to remember we are going to die & that it may not be as far off as we would like. We have a finite number of days. Do what you need to do. Do what you want to do. Live all the days of your life. Personally, I like to feel as good as possible; so I find it rewarding to life as healthy a lifestyle as is doable for me. Regular exercise, food choices & portion control really do make a difference!

What will I leave behind…will any part of the world be a better place for my having lived –

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived… I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life… Thoreau

9 thoughts on “Aging”

  1. Thinking of you ‘sucking all the marrow’ out of every second of your day today under the cobalt, Colorado sky.
    Love and hugs,
    Your friend,
    Susie

  2. I started to write ‘trying’ & I heard Yoda’s voice: No! Try not! Do or do not, there is no try!

    ***Doing what’s important to me:
    Walked the nature trail with Hope – geese flew so close I felt the air their wings moved – love it!!!

    On going researching blogs…self-published VS traditional publishing…

    Read Lenten booklet reading for today about Villanova University named after St. Thomas Villanova (father of the poor)

    Did Tie Chi – keeping up with balance & stretching – have appointment with health care provided this afternoon to discuss – love it – my input with proactively managing my health

    I love my life here!!!

    Reading & writing…always…gotta go walk again!
    love & hugs back

  3. Oh, aging…. It seems like it is not for wimps. But we have to keep going, keep moving, keep having fun with life!

    1. nope – life in general is not for the weak, cowardly or unadventurous – but aging – OMG – it’s by far the hardest thing I’ve had to do -said the 62-year-old – can’t think too much about what’s ahead aging wise

      going to walk the dogs again on this pretty NOT SNOWING spring day & plan our adventure for celebrating my husband’s 65th birthday & have coffee with friends & read & breath this clean mountain air…& work on my writing!

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