Reaching the age
On my terms.
I have a few more creaks this year than last. I guess at 63 some small aches are to be expected. But I didn’t expect them. Nor am I willing to accept them.
There are things I can do to help myself “not creak.” And I am doing them. Walk, eat less, drink no soda, take an aspirin a day, take a few more vitamins, and other actions personal to me and my age and health that will help me both improve and prevent. I keep myself well oiled, so I can speed up rather than slow down.
Here’s what I have found to be true: The more I age, the less I am willing to “just accept,” and I am certainly not willing to “settle.”
Everyone is on their own journey.
How’s yours going?
Not the wealth journey, or the hunt for buried treasure. I’m talking about a WAY BIGGER journey. Your “learning journey.” How’s that going?
I have been an adult student for more than 40 years. Like you, when I was young, I knew everything. Then I traveled to Europe for a year, and I suddenly realized I knew next to nothing. From there I resolved to learn something new every day. That was more than 40 years ago, and I’m still on that journey. I hope you are, too.
The older I get, the more I want to learn and the more I want to accomplish.
Some people want to relax, or watch TV every night, or want to retire, or are looking forward to retiring. Not me.
I get mail from senior citizen organizations. I throw it away. I don’t want to accept that just because I have reached a certain age I can save money on things.
I am on a mission. I have a few more lofty goals that are backed up with intentions:
• Write 10 more books.
• Deliver 1,000 more speeches.
And there are a few other major personal goals to achieve and places I plan to see before I pack it in.
What are you doing right now to identify, intend to, and achieve your lofty goals? Or are you “waiting to retire” to get or do what you really want? I have found that most people who want to “retire” don’t love what they do at present. Not me.
When you love what you do, you can’t…