Thursday, June 30, 2016

Age: It's Only a Number -- Not a Lifestyle

So I've reached that age which was a number I had in my head for the last 50 years that I associated with being old.  You know the kind of old where your tippy toes are just touching your grave.  

I might be 60 but I feel the same way I did at 59, 50, 45, 40 and 35!  My skin is getting saggy.  I use a lot of moisturizing lotion on my face and neck but mentally I think I'm 35.

Physically I'm getting older.  But am I aging?  Hell No!!!  And screw Society -- just because I'm a certain number doesn't mean I'm going to buckle down and act the way you think someone 60 should be. 

Below is a picture of Tina Turner on her wedding day in 2013.  She was 73 when she remarried.


And at 73 she appeared on the cover of Vogue:  



So make your own path, don't listen to anyone telling you are too old to do something.  The only thing stopping you is you.  



“If you take care of yourself, 60 is nothing for women these days. In today's world you can be the kind of woman you want to be ... Of course, I've aged a bit in the face, but not enough to worry about it. I've common sense enough to know that if I'm nearly 70 something has to give." Tina Turner, The Mirror, February 2009

1 comment:

Patty said...

Well I'm now closer to 80 then 60. And do I feel like I did 20 years ago?
NO, my body hurts a lot more, then it did then, some things just don't seem to work like they use to. Knees, hips, lower back. You on the other hand seem to be perking right along. Keep perking. Love you.