Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Happy Birthday A !!!!
Today A turns 49 - the last year of his 40's - next year I will be married to someone old enough to qualify as a senior citizen !!!!!!
How did he get so old ? And how did I get so old, I am only 2 years younger than him ????????
The funny thing is that I don't feel old.
When I was little, I thought anyone who was 20 was old and if you were 50, well you just about had one foot in the grave !
Now that I am 3 years off being 50, it doesn't seem that old anymore !!!!
I was having a twittersation with some friends the other night and the topic of bands came up at a conversation she had at work - apparently she was 2 when the band was big !!!! And, she is terrified of turning 30 (sorry my friend if you are reading this and know I am talking about YOU !!!!) and it was all I could do not to laugh out loud (although my family are getting used to sporadic bursts of 'out loud' laughter from me as I check twitter) - I can't wait to be 50. I think to be 50 not out would be amazing !
Maybe the fact that I have found only about 10 grey hairs (of which K has pulled 8 of them out - now I guard them and don't let her near them because I wear them as a badge of honour - strange I know !!!) helps because I don't think I look as old as I would have if I had more grey hair.
I have noticed that my body doesn't heal as quickly as it used it, it doesn't recover as quickly as it used to and it doesn't process food/drink like it used to - it is slower in many aspects but it is also more likely to take chances now than it used to be. Why else would it have said yes to doing The Stampede - and not only doing it but thoroughly enjoying it - so much so that it has signed up for Warrior Dash in November and the 10km Stampede event next year ????
The point of this is that we can't stop the ageing process but we can embrace it and enjoy the experience. And the saying, you are only as old as you feel is so totally true because there are days when I feel like I am 80, but then there are the days when I feel like I am 20 again.
Linking in with Jess from diaryofasahm for IBOT for the first time !
Have the best day ever and embrace the process because you can't stop it !!!
TFTD : If you want your life to change, your choices and actions must change. And today is the best day to begin.