Old! Who me?

Your young and you have your life ahead of you. There are some who have it all planned out. Getting through college and university and getting that great job. Marriage and a family. A Nice home in a great neighbourhood, white picket fence and a couple of loving dogs.

Then there are others. I got to get out of school now and just get on with my life. Oh I will find work here and there, but what I really want to do is piss around and travel. Dad can you pay for that?

Then there are those that have no idea what the heck they are going to do. They go through and get their high school diploma. Now what? Still have no idea what the heck is going to go on. Just taking it one day at a time and hope that something will come their way. Then old age comes upon them and they still have no idea what they planned to do with their lives. It is just happening every day.

Some of these people end up with a great life. No matter what they planned or did not plan. Then there are others who would have it all planned out and it just did not work out the way you hoped it would. But did you have a great life or was the lifeless fairy hanging around too much and giving you that shitty life you did not deserve.

Well there is one thing for certain. You are still going to get old whether you like it or not.

You may not think so at the time, but yes it does eventually creep up on you. You may not notice it at first, but it is there. Just lurking in the background to one day pop into your space and boom! You realize that you are old.

For us baby boomers we lived through a great time. The 60s, 70s, and the 80s,. Great music, being a child of love and Aquarius, and peace baby! Then disco came along and all of that love, love, love went to staying alive! Ah!ah!ah stayin alive! Ha! got you singing that now. Or maybe not.

I came into the teen age years during the tail end of free love and peace. Make love not war was fading into the horizon. The Beatles where splitting and mamas and papas where not making the California dreaming anymore.

I was one of these teenagers who had no idea what the heck I was going to do with my life. The only thing I really knew that I wanted to have in my life. That was a nice wedding. Beyond that I never had a clue of what would come of my life. Just that I wanted a wedding. I know I was clueless. Sometimes I think I am still clueless. I have lived my life with no real purpose. One day at a time. I did get married then what? I never knew what was to come after that. Some people said that I never grew up. Was still too much of a child and had not grown up yet.

You know! I think I have finally come into my own though. Not really growing up has made it so I am still a child at heart. Maybe I never really wanted to grow up. I wanted to stay that child who swung on the swing in the yard on the farm. Run through the meadows and corn fields. Climb in the barn rafters and jump over hay bales.

I am not one for responsibility. I had to grow up a bit though and take some responsibility though. There was the raising of my son and the taking care of household things. That sucks! Then one day I turned around I am 60. Where the heck did that come from?

Along with that came all these different things that I never thought would happen. Gravity being a big one. All that perkiness has disappeared. All has gone south. What the heck is with that. You try to stuff it in and push it up and you know there is no agreeing to that at all. You finally give in and take off that contraption and plop! All falls back down to where it was. Ah! Gosh does that feel so good. You never thought you would be saying that.

Another is your life seems to be put on a different schedule. Staying up half the night and being able to get up in the morning to go to work was easy peasy many years ago. Now if you make it to 9pm. You are rockin it to no end. You use to fight going down for nap time when you where young. Now a nap is such a pleasure and feels so good.

You have new friends as well. There is the man called Charlie Horse or there is Arthur Itis. You can tell they are all men can’t you? No matter where you are there is always some kind of man in the background making you feel just like Yuk!

Oh but there is some great things about being old. What am I saying! Old I am never going to grow old. My body is going to show its age, but for me I am not growing old. I have not lived enough of my life yet to grow old. Well I can do things now that I could not do when I was younger. If I do do silly things young people will say she is just an old batty lady she doesn’t know what she is doing. Her mind is going. Let her be. Ha watch me! So many things I have not done when I was younger. I am doing now.

Well you know I am not dead yet. So I will still be the child inside and laugh and play. Talk to myself because I get great advise from myself or my imaginary friend. I am out on adventures and have done a few wild things I never thought I would do when I was younger. Mind you I am still a little Leary of doing it, but I put myself out there and do it.

This is myself and my sister in law . We went to a wind tunnel and flew up high. Then another day we went up in a bi plane flying over Ottawa. Oh things I never thought I would do in my younger years. So unsure of myself thinking that something may happen if I did. Well now I am doing. If something happens something happens. I am having the time of my life doing things I never thought I would do. Why did I not do these sooner.

Then there is dress up

Don’t I just look darling. When I was younger I had a play dress and heals and shawl I would wear and parade around the house. Now any day of the week I can play dress up for any occasion. So much of my childhood is coming around again. Why would I want to grow up

So old age. Pha! That ain’t gonna happen. My body may say no but my mind will keep a truckin as long as I can. I will take to the skies and travel where I can. I have a few places on my horizon that I am making plans on. Pocket book has to agree. I have ideas I want to do and see if I can. I will smile on and have my fun. Age is only a number in my mind and I will keep it that way. To more adventures I raise my glass. I am still a child that will swing so high to the tree tops or run through the fields. Hmmm! Did I say run? Hang upside down from the rafters and never stop my fun.

Peace, love and all that 60s and 70s stuff. I have grown up, but not old.

Well onto my next adventure. Talk to you next time

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