“I can’t start now, I’m too old!”
I was met with a very unimpressed face. And a disgusted reply of, “SAYS WHO?!?!?”
This very small but significant conversation transpired approx 4 years ago right before I fired up Funky Junk Interiors.
The thing with birthdays is, they come once a year whether you want them to or not. With some things we have no choice.
But as luck would have it, we have many other super cool choices, despite our age.
We have a choice to be happy and follow our hearts, no matter what.
We have a choice to wake up each morning, wondering what adventure will transpire.
And we have a choice to stay young, despite a creeping up age, that tends to stereotype where we should be, what we do, what we wear, what we eat and maybe even how we look.
I’m not cutting my hair. I like it long.
I’ll lose weight when I feel like it. Or maybe not.
I want to go barefoot and wear jeans and hoodies and flannel shirts and love rust until the day I die.
I want to be happy and enjoy every single day, rather than live with regrets.
I’m willing to take chances. Life is a big fat chance. We have no guarantee for a tomorrow so why not live right this minute the way you want to? Doing what you love?
I want to take care of myself. I do care that I eat healthy, exercise, live a clean life and follow my faith.
My friend (ahem… maybe) once again was (maybe… cough!) just a little (uuuggghhh) right.
Age really is just a number with no boundaries. It’s what you do with it that counts.
And don’t you worry. I still need to practice what I preach. I have a few more scary cliffs to jump.. the same cliff is getting real old… time to change that!
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My birthday was Saturday. Went out for lunch with my buddy Dorothy, had a nap, then went out for dinner with my buddy Sue. I got spoiled rotten both rounds. And today, I went out for lunch with my buddy Cyndi, and after picking up my son from his dad’s, my son flipped me a $20 and directed me to the nearest grocery store with instructions to GET A CAKE. It’s truly been a wonderful, friend and food filled weekend! And you may even be impressed I stayed offline nearly the entire time. 🙂 I shall do some features from the weekend party this week!
So! Tomorrow I pack up my junk for the Milner Village Garden Centre event on Tuesday. Nothing like breaking in 51 right! If you’re in the area, I’d LOVE to see you there!