The Facebook Aging Challenge

So I am doing this aging challenge thing all the cool kids are doing. The picture on the left is in December 2003 and the picture on the right was taken in January 2019. Much has happened in the years since that photo was taken.


Rambling About Getting Older

For me aging means needing my glasses to use my cell phone and falling asleep before the Late Show comes on. As I get older sleeping through the night is harder. Of course getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom is common. Getting older means facing ones own mortality too and no one wants to think of a time when they die. Now I am 46 and there are others who have lived much longer and have more stories to tell so I need to keep things in perspective. Life goes on and I need to enjoy it as long as I can. I enjoy my life and I pray it will get better as we go along. Getting older isn’t for the feint of heart.

Old Soul, Young Soul, Age To Age

I am a older person who wants to have a younger soul, spirit, attitude. There are younger folks who have a old soul. Perhaps they both have something to contribute to the world..

We live in a world that is constantly changing and we have a choice to keep up or get left behind. How we relate to the world says something about us. People can embrace the new things going on or reject it by having the desire to live in the past.

As a older person I want to live in the world of the now and to understand it better. Remaining relevant is important because it informs you that you can still learn new things and meet people where they are. We all know people who live in the past and like it that way. Nothing in their lives changes.

Perhaps its a challenge to live in the here and now because you have to keep up. I think you can be a person of all generations while preserving the memories of your own era in time. The key thing is to live and learn where you are in the place you are.

There is a saying that old age ain’t for sissies and there is also a saying that youth will be served. Age to age, wisdom is still something everyone needs.