This past weekend was my birthday. And that meant making some plans. Fun plans! Plans to take us out of town, into the states.
Well, the weather turned. And I didn’t really desire to shiver outdoors in the rain while taking in new sights, so we’ll reserve that trip for a little closer to summer.
Instead, I chose three of my favourite junking haunts to visit in 3 days. 1 per day. How’s that for a pretty sweet birthday gift to oneself?
So I have lots of fun shots and stories to update you with very soon!
But first? I wanted to talk about the age thing.
Getting older isn’t something most of us adore. But it’s inevitable. So one can either dread it or make the most out of it.
While getting older comes with some new aches, pains, wrinkles and memory loss, there are a few pretty amazing bonuses that tag along for the ride. So if you are one of those that fear another year adding on, here’s what you have to look forward to…
It’s only a number.
I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but dag nab it, it’s the truth! It’s only a measly number so God can keep track of how long you’ve been around. How you feel inside can have no bearing on this number.
Or maybe I’m in denial. But who cares anyway? I sure don’t if you don’t!
I’m 52 by the way. And I didn’t even wince saying it. Because it’s… you know.
Act your age? Nevah!
You forget to resent.
It’s true about memory loss. You tend to be a little forgetful. But I see that as a good thing. How can you possibly resent anyone or anything if you don’t even remember what the hey happened?!
The first thing I say to some I haven’t seen in awhile is, “Do I owe you a call? A favour? Or even money? Because if I do, I’m sorry but I don’t remember. Now what were we talking about again?”
Keep tabs on a list. If you remember…
Less stresses from small messes
I remember when little stuff use to really bug me. Today? It has to be pretty big for a good length of time before something will bug me.
I don’t really know when the cut off time is from bug to non bug. But just know, it’s on it’s way if it hasn’t come your way yet. And it’s a beautiful place to be.
Debt gets lower
If you’ve been playing your cards right, as you age, your debt ought to be somewhat diminishing. You go without for awhile, but isn’t it more important to own your home forever vs charge a 2 week trip?
Don’t deny yourself of everything, but do deny luxuries that really are out of your reach. It isn’t worth going further into debt over. Just think… one day, those trips will be in the black!
Dream your dream, sooner than later.
Some people go through their entire lives hating what they do for work, only to look forward to retirement.
I want to do it a little differently. When your hobby is your work, what on earth do you need to retire from?
I know I always feel best after my daily walk. I realize I won’t win any olympic weight lifting championships with my little gym on a hill, but I’m ok with that. As long as I feel good, I’m good!
Your joints will seize up more, you may need more doctor visits, or sleep, less stress in your life, whatever. But do be good to yourself, and in this case, do act your age, or you may pay the price!
A good read is my 6 ridiculously easy, free, life changing habits. It’s all free and easy to do too!
Thanks for hangin’ around this ‘ol girl for yet another year. I may be a little rusty, but isn’t that the whole point around here anyway? 🙂