Last April I experienced something very enjoyable. I didn’t realize it when I started it would be so enjoyable. As I was living through it, I was at times doubting the enjoyment. When it was over, I knew I had done the right thing.
That experience was the A to Z Blogging Challenge. In keeping with my customary wait until the very last-minute personality…I signed up on March 31. This year I did a little better. I signed up on March 29. That’s progress in my mind. 🙂
The A to Z Challenge is simple and pretty much explains itself. Each day, except Sundays we blog about a letter of the alphabet. April being a 30 day month, with Sundays off for good behavior, we have just enough letters to fill one day per letter.
Anyone who is a worse procrastinator than I, can go to the link today and sign up! So I’ve placed the gauntlet before you and you can pick it up if you like. Stand back…here we go!
Early in the challenge and I’m already second guessing myself, but that’s been a life long habit. It could also be something to do with what I’ve chosen for today’s topic. My topic is Age.
Oh…did you think I was going to talk about My Age?! Silly rabbits! No actually, I am. I’ve waffled back and forth (something else that I’m known for) about stating my age here. The waffling will continue until I finish my post and then I still might not say it.
The thing is, that I thought that with Age would come wisdom…isn’t that what they always tell us? I also thought I might be come more decisive. I’m better at making decisions, but it still takes thought and time (though sometimes not as much time as in my younger years) when I’m dealing with something important.
I’m fairly certain that some people who haven’t known me throughout my extensive years, feel that this indecisive quality has to do with my current age. They don’t realize how far I’ve come!
So what are the signs of age? For each of us I’m sure the signs are an individual thing. I have worked long and hard for over 20 years to improve my health and now to keep myself healthy and strong. I exercise, I eat right and I try to stay calm in the face of disaster (that could be every day around here!)
I don’t feel my age, in fact, I feel better every year. I do have some signs of age. My hips hurt a lot if I don’t move around enough or if I sit in one position for too long. That’s to be expected. My hair isn’t the color it used to be…but only I know that. Actually, most people probably know that, I’m the only one who sees the evidence of it, when my hair is grown in. Mascara can work wonders on your sideburns!!
My memory is still pretty good, in fact it’s one of my claims to fame. I still have people call me to ask me who played a particular part in a particular movie or TV show. This happens less now that we all have the internet, but as far as my husband is concerned, I’m the original IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base.)
I don’t require a lot of up keep. After a lengthy and frightening (to me) recent bout with bronchitis, I’m concerned that the duration of that was due to my age. As the doctor (who is not the one I usually see) said when she looked at my chart, “you don’t get sick very often.” I don’t and I don’t want this to happen again and I will be even more vigilant to guard my good health.
When I started reading healthy living blogs and then blogging myself, I realized I was so much older than a lot of the bloggers I was reading. I felt a little out-of-place. But so many other bloggers and readers of my blog have made me feel welcome and comfortable in the blogging community. As time goes on and I’ve started reading blogs from other genres (some found through last year’s A to Z Challenge) I realize that I’m not so old after all.
I’ve heard the saying for so many years…Age is Just a Number. It is if you approach it that way. As I like to say…I’m older than I ever expected to be. But you can’t get rid of me that easily. I plan on continuing this for a long time because I like it!
So if age is just a number, then I chose 40. That’s when I met my husband, Ralph. He makes me feel that time stood still at that time. So why can’t Age stand still as well.
Happy “A” Day!