The most important thing I can tell you about aging is this: If you really feel that you want to have an off-the-shoulder blouse and some big beads and thong sandals and a dirndl skirt and a magnolia in your hair, do it. Even if you're wrinkled. ~~Maya Angelou
In general, I feel pretty good about myself...including my age. But nothing snaps me back to reality as quickly as when one of my students mentions they wouldn't want to live to be "old" because...well...it's not good to be old.
Yikes! I had to take a moment to recenter myself because of that remark. I am older than I feel for sure. But still, I don't consider myself "old". I mean, "old" is someone who's 90 or 95...isn't it?
My new mantra is "I'll never be as young as I am today. Today is the youngest day of the rest of my life..." (Rochelle Ford, 76 year-old Metal Sculptor)
Embrace your age, whatever it is. It's only a number, and we can make numbers dance to the music we want to play.
IT IS ALL IN YOUR HEAD!