Forty sixth thing: For this entry in my series, I’m celebrating getting older.
“What???” I imagine that someone in the blogosphere is saying. Stay with me.
I’ll turn 60 in May. I’m pretty sure that whatever I thought that age would feel like, it’s not at all what I expected. My mindset, likes and energy are better than when I was in my thirties. I’m blessed with good health and a sense of fun, a love of dance and travel, getting to hang out with Spence everyday. I’m constantly learning and exploring new interests
Getting older for me has been enlightening. I worry less about what others think about me and am not so hard on myself. For example – earlier this year I signed up for a guitar class. Unaware that being left-handed would be a “challenge” with a right-handed guitar (which had been gifted to me) as well as my surgically repaired right shoulder, I was certain I could do it. I attended 3 classes and practiced each day. It was dismal, painful, awkward. Though it had been a bucket-list item for me, it was clear that it wasn’t meant to be and I quit!
As a child, my Dad used to say “no one likes a quitter” and that was good advice for a kid.
The freedom to let myself off the hook with guitar lessons in favor of not aggravating my shoulder and accepting that it wasn’t fun was part of my journey.
Here’s to embracing my inner child and celebrating the aging process!
For more in the “59 Candles, 59 Things” series, click on “59 Things in Categories.