Add Some Attitude To Your Aging
"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." Katherine Hepburn
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Don't let your age stop you from living it up. You still have some sass and attitude left within you. Let it loose and let it shine. There are still a lot of good years ahead for us older women.
Embrace getting old. Don't look back; keep looking forward. You are not required to be that perfect little gray-haired lady. Unless, of course, that is what you want to be. Or you can be that older sassy gal who gets dressed up for a night on the town with a few friends-Enjoying, a glass of wine, and telling tales from your youth. Or maybe you are planning a day or two at the beach. Or a wild trip to Las Vegas.
One of the first rules of embracing getting old is to NEVER refer to yourself as old. And never say, I'm too old for that. Even if you are too old for something, don't admit it. You can always tell them that it is not your thing. Doesn't that sound better than 'I'm too old' to do that?
You can get away with almost anything when you reach a certain age. So why not be a little outrageous?
Think Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls. What a fabulous character she was. Does anyone have a little Blanche in them? I am sure that some of us secretly wish we did.
"The trick to aging gracefully is to enjoy it."
Don't limit your circle of friends to just those of your age. Have a wide range and variety of friends. Mingling with the younger generation will keep you in the loop. And will most likely be very educational. And having older friends might make you feel a bit younger. Be open to forming all kinds of friendships. New friends bring unique views and new ideas and maybe even some adventures.
One of the keys to having fun as you get older is to try new things. Something as simple as trying a new food or listening to a type of music new to you. I am still listening to my 70's Rock N Roll. Is that weird? But I don't think there is a rule that says older people can no longer Rock N Roll. So rock on! But I also like listening to some of the newer music.
Are you too old to take a road trip with a couple of friends? Probably not! How about learning a new skill? What about taking a dance class or doing some Zumba? Go for it. If you are unsure about doing something, always check with your physician.
Don't give up on the things you enjoy and have fun doing. If you can still do the things you love, don't let anyone tell you 'you are too old.' If you enjoy gardening, you may need a little help now and then, so don't hesitate to ask for some help. Maybe you like to
"The most courageous act is still to think for yourslf." Coco Chanel
Thinking for yourself is so important. Sometimes family members seem to think that because we have gotten older, we can no longer think for ourselves. I know there are many cases where that is true, but there are just as many cases where older people can think for themselves. And they should be allowed to do just that.
We all have differing views and different circumstances when it comes to aging. And my perspectives on aging may not be for everyone. The important thing is to live the best life you can for as long as you. Don't give up on having fun.
When I reach the end of my journey, I want to say I did things my way to, quote Frank Sinatra.
So this is another one of my rambling posts. Sometimes I can't stop from self from rambling on a bit.
I would love to hear your thoughts on getting old.