I'm on a downhill run going full tilt boogie. At least I want to be, I'm 59 and I feel mentally about 30ish. I don't want to grow up and would gladly move to never never land if I could. At my age I'm re-entering nursing (LPN and PROUD OF IT). I don't live to work but work to live and boy do I WANT TO LIVE IT UP. Living it up at my age now has a different definition. I want to enjoy the rest of my life doing and seeing things I love - the outdoors, nature yahdah yahdah. I don't want to end my life with a lot of "I shoulda's" but with a lot of "Oh wasn't that fun". I want adventure, seeing and doing new things. My bucket list is long!
Some days my body betrays me due to chronic health problems, but I fight it with every tool I've got.
My dreams and goals are much simpler now but I'm still working on them.
In a few moments I'll go out in bundled up for the cold to shoot birds with my camera, I'm not a good photographer due to hand and head tremors but I LOVE it and the after process using software to "tweak" my photos....I'll never be a pro, but I have a lot of fun doing it.
I also am planning to get a truck camper so I can go to remote places that I love and walk (not hike - too ambitious a word) trails, see beautiful scenery and wildlife.
Every day, no matter how bad it might be, I make sure I take some time just for me to make ME happy doing something I love - playing on the 'puter, watching the birds at their feeders, taking my dog for a walk in the woods, or reading a good book on the days my body is in revolt.
I don't own a pair of heels, or a dress, I don't wear make-up or dye my hair and I hate to shop and I haven't been inside a mall in years. I'm happiest in Jeans T's and sneakers. All which made my mother throw temper tantrums and tell me "You'll grow out of it"...well nope I never have and never will, I'm happy with who I am and that's the best gift I can give myself.
So to all my fellow "downhillers" I say Live it up! Raise a glass! and ROCK ON!:smokin: