This year I will be 60. Sixty? Even I know that is REALLY REALLY old! It was supposed to take for–E–V–E–R to reach this ancient milestone. Why the heck is it right around the corner? I distinctly heard myself asking Bruce this morning when I would be eligible for Medicare.
Medicare? I’m too young to be inquiring about Medicare!
Sixty years doesn’t just “sneak up” on a person. If this is such a really old age, why didn’t it seem like a really long time in arriving? Something is very wrong here because truthfully, I’ve just barely begun!! I mean really, I’m not even done parenting yet! (Okay, okay, having 9 kids did stretch things out a bit, I guess) But, I am SURE I am too young to be this old!
Along with technology, space travel and reality TV shows, there has been some sneaky business going on and I, for one, want to get to the bottom of it. This next question is just for those who are 40+ years old. Do you remember how long it took for Christmas or your birthday to arrive? Let me remind you …. F O R E V E R !!! A year was a year. In fact, just waiting for the next day to arrive, was unbearably long. Now it has obviously been reduced to a mere fraction of that time because we all know that we barely get our Christmas decorations put away before it’s time to break them out all over again!! I ask, how unfair is that!
I find as I get older, that I need more time to get started, more time to move, more time to remember, more time to make decisions, more time to sleep, etc. More time … not less.
Ready or not …. warp speed ahead!