I find myself struggling lately with the realities of aging. Now that I have found a career I love and several hobbies I am passionate about, I have to prioritize my time, my strength, and my brain power in order to accomplish even half of what I attempt to do. LOL Gone are the days when I could procrastinate and stay up until 1am to complete a project. Gone are the days when I could work all day, attend a party at night, and still be alert the next morning. Nowadays it is a matter of pondering and planning to even work all day and stop by Walmart to do a little shopping before going home. Will I still have enough time and energy to do some laundry, cook dinner, wash dishes, answer emails, work on my book, read, work a jigsaw puzzle, or watch a few minutes of television with Gary? Often the answer is “no” because if I sit down anywhere, I fall asleep! I suppose the old saying that “youth is wasted on the young” has some validity. I never knew how strong and energetic I was when I was!
Last night I didn’t do what I had planned to do.
I didn’t accomplish what I wanted to accomplish.
I postponed three tasks until Saturday.
I took two Tylenol and went to bed early.
But now it’s Friday!! Life may not be fair, but it’s still so very good!